April 02, 2020


Transition is always challenging, but for the approximately 100,000 service members projected to transition out of the military in the next six months, their transition may be particularly difficult.

With in-person events currently restricted nationwide, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes has been working diligently to bring world-class career curriculum to a virtual platform.

On March 30, Hiring Our Heroes launched Hiring Our Heroes Career Community, a virtual training and professional education center that will allow service members and military spouses to keep moving forward on their plans to transition out of the military. In collaboration with employers that share Hiring Our Heroes’ mission, the curriculum focuses on leadership coaching, civilian career preparation, industry knowledge, and overall wellbeing resources.

Each week kicks off with Motivation Mondays, powered by Toyota, featuring inspirational, powerful voices of leadership from the military community. The week’s programming continues with career training and education on Transition Tuesdays, which brings Hiring Our Heroes Career Summits to transitioning service men and women and military spouses at military bases around the world.

On Wednesdays, the focus is on wellness. Hiring Our Heroes’ work-life BALANCE workshops, powered by Starbucks are conducted with virtual resources for military spouses, veterans, and active military members to develop personal action plans that keep them focused during job searches. Additional Wellness Wednesday programming includes contributions from Military OneSource and other health and wellness sessions for all military family members.

On Thursdays, experts from high-demand industries share their insights and connect with job seekers. The week rounds out with a special program on Feature Fridays.

Click here to read more about the Hiring Our Heroes Career Community.