Veterans

April 24

MSSC and Hiring Our Heroes – Helping Vets Find Jobs in Manufacturing and Logistics

MSSC has partnered with Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, to co-host several industry-specific hiring fairs across the country. The hiring fairs will focus on manufacturing and logistics employers, so veterans who attend should have some related military experience or be seeking a job in one of those fields.

Military service members often have considerable experience in logistics and material handling even if it wasn’t their occupational specialty. MSSC is working with the military, Hiring Our Heroes and other veterans’ aid organizations to ensure access to these credentials and access to employers looking to hire veterans.

Hiring Our Heroes http://www.hiringourheroes.org/ is a nationwide grassroots campaign to help veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. They have hosted hundreds of fairs across the country resulting in over 21,000 jobs. They have worked with companies like FedEx, GM, Toyota, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, Ryder, Wal-Mart, Verizon, Apple, Delta Airlines, Frito-Lay and JB Hunt, to name a few.

A great benefit of these job fairs is that they’re not just job fairs. If you need help with your resume or tips to build your confidence in an interview, Hiring Our Heroes often has workshops at the fair with experts to help you.

You don’t have to have an MSSC certification to attend one of our co-hosted fairs, but if you’re interested in learning more about earning a credential or attending a hiring fair, please contact us at military@msscusa.org.

-Rebekah Hutton, Director of Strategic Initiatives

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