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Summer is the season of goodbyes and new beginnings as many military families PCS. It is also the season of retirement and a glimpse into the unknown.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosts dozens of hiring fairs for military members and their spouses around the country each month. But, the group also holds events for military families preparing to step into the civilian job force and leave the uniform behind.

The foundation has begun hosting two events that go above and beyond the call of duty. First, the free transition summit not only helps to connect veterans and spouses with employers, the day of workshops and trainings can help you get honest answers from hiring managers, craft your resume and learn to use digital mediums to find employment.

The schedule for the day at each of these events includes:

  • Explore specific industries and career paths via industry workshops
  • Get expert answers to your transition questions during an interactive panel with current recruiters and hiring managers
  • Hear tips on creating a professional resume in less than an hour using digital tools like Resume Engine and expanding your network through LinkedIn
  • Start building your professional network by connecting with local and national veteran-ready employers at a hiring fair

This event is free and is open to active duty service members, Guard and Reserve, veterans, and military spouses. 

Next, the foundation also hosts military spouse hiring receptions. Ever wonder how to kick start your networking skills? This is the place to do it.

The event description is:

Join Hiring Our Heroes and Military Corps Career Connect (C3) to learn more about the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program in partnership with C3 while building your professional network as you interact with dozens of companies at the Military Spouse Hiring Reception. Connect directly with local organizations offering six week paid fellowship opportunities as well as HR experts and hiring managers from local and national companies, hear from the C3 team about free training and certification opportunities, and engage with valuable contacts including recruiters, community leaders, local professionals, and senior military spouses. You'll also have the opportunity receive resume guidance, plus get a free professional LinkedIn profile image. 

This event is free and is open to all military, veteran, and Gold Star spouses, as well as employers and service organizations. Service members and veterans are also welcome.

The U.S. Chamber Foundation hosts as many of these events as possible in locations around the nation each month. Below find the schedule for events coming in July. For a list of all events for 2018 visit

Visit the event links to register. Most of these sessions fill quickly so grab your spot and wow the crowds. Your perfect job is waiting for you! 

July 11


Naval Air Station Pensacola Transition Summit

July 12


Eglin Air Force Base Transition Summit

New Jersey

Military Spouse Employment Forum, Joint Base McGuire-Dix, Lakehurst, N.J.



Herndon Military Hiring Fair


July 24


New Jersey

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Transition Summit


July 25




Baltimore Military Spouse Hiring Reception


Aug. 2



National Harbor Military Spouse Hiring Reception


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