5th Annual Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Breakfast & Registration:  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Program begins: 9:00 a.m.

In 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce expanded its efforts to lower unemployment among former service members and their spouses by partnering with Veteran Service Organizations, government agencies, and the business community to hold hiring fairs across the U.S.

On November 15th we reflected on our work from 2012 and we looked ahead at our goals for 2013.

As we have done each year with this event, presented by the National Chamber Foundation, we continued to focus on the challenges that former service members face in their search for meaningful employment.  Additionally, the U.S. Chamber also began a new tradition of recognizing specific businesses that have gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices our military families make in their service to our nation.

Award Finalist: 

Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • Hunt Development
  • The Major Group 

Capital One Award for Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment

  • Aaron’s
  • Meineke Car Care Center of Pensacola, Florida
  • National Military Family Association
  • Willsbro
  • Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC 

Post-9/11 Veterans Employment and Internships Award

  • Chesapeake Energy
  • General Electric
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Ryder 

Don Weber Wounded Warrior Employment Award

  • CACI
  • Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  • Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI
  • Southwest Airlines
  • VSE Corporation

Lee Anderson Award for Veteran and Military Spouse Employment

  • Comcast/NBCUniversal
  • Goldman Sachs
  • USAA
  • Sears
  • Wal-Mart
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