"Hiring our Heroes” Proving Successful in Nebraska
9 Jan 2013
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s “Hiring our Heroes” partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has proven successful so far, specifically the job fairs.
“What we’ve heard from our employer community is they’ve been very pleased with the hiring fairs. They’ve been very pleased with the caliber of individuals attending”, says Cathy Lang – Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. “We plan to hold these as long as ‘Hiring our Heroes’ is willing to partner with us”.
The program is a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find employment.
Director Cathy Lang says job fairs in Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk and Alliance have proven successful, with over 700 Veterans attending. She says some were hired on the spot.
With the success of the program, Lang says they’re holding other events across the state. There will be one in Holdrege on Jan. 8 and in Papillion on Jan. 16.
Events will also be held in Grand Island and Lincoln in 2013.
For a list of upcoming job fairs, you can visit the Department of Labor’s website at dol.Nebraska.gov or the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s website at http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes