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Job fairs for military spouse in February

The U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation has long been a supporter of military families and veterans as they transition out of the military. Every month the foundation sponsors job fairs around the nation for military spouses.

The chamber also often sponsors planning sessions for families leaving the military and networking conferences. In February, the chamber’s calendar is especially full with spouse hiring events in every corner of the U.S.

In addition to the regular hiring fairs, the foundation will host two, Call to Action seminars, first in Virginia Beach and later in the month in San Antonio. During those events spouses will join local and national employers, service organizations, and government representatives as they highlight the local community’s commitment towards building a strong military community, share best practices in military spouse employment, and advance the narrative around supporting the 21st century military family.

Also in February the foundation will host several transition seminars. These day-long events are a strategic career planning experience designed specifically for exiting veterans and based on the nationally acclaimed veteran transition guide Down Range. Seminars are created and delivered by veterans who made the successful transition to civilian careers, and they include tactical job search skills that focus on the pathway to a civilian career as opposed to just a job.

At Fort Gordon, Ga., spouses can enjoy a Military Spouse Employment Forum and hear first hand from successful career-minded military spouses and get expert advice on growing your career, then build your professional network as you interact with dozens of companies at a free evening networking reception.

Finally, spouses, veterans and current military members are welcome to attend the American Legion 2018 Winter Conference & Career Event for free workshop sessions focused on resume building, networking, interviewing, and financial literacy, followed by a networking lunch that will feature a panel discussion on employment topics and best practices.

If you were planning to start your job search in 2018, February is a great month with lots of networking opportunities. Please remember to click on the link for the event and register. Many of these events fill up early and there is no day-of entry.  


Feb. 6 - 7

Fort Bragg, N.C.


Alameda, Calif.

Coast Guard Base Alameda Transition Summit


Feb. 7

Virginia, Beach, Va.

A Call to Action: Successfully Navigating the Military Spouse Employment Landscape

Feb. 9

Houston, Texas

Houston Hiring Expo with the Houston Rockets


Feb. 12

Fort Gordon, Ga.

Afterburner Military Transition Seminar


Military Spouse Employment Forum at Fort Gordon


Feb. 20

San Antonio, Texas

A Call to Action: Successfully Navigating the Military Spouse Employment Landscape


Feb. 21

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland Transition Summit


Feb. 22


Universal City, Texas

Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph Transition Summit


Feb. 23


San Antonio, Texas

Joint Base San Antonio- Fort Sam Houston Transition Summit


Washington D.C.

American Legion 2018 Winter Conference & Career Event


Feb. 27

Minneapolis/ St. Paul Hiring Expo with the Minnesota Wild

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