Sep 28, 2011 3:21 AM

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair Starts Today

PHOENIX- Today, a job fair for veterans kicks off in Phoenix. It's called " Hiring Our Heroes".
Today, vets can take advantage of a series of workshops that include resume preparation, interview skills and resume critiques to prepare for interviews the next day. On September 29th, at least 200 employers are expected to have recruiters on site to fill open positions.

The "Hire our Heroes" event will be held at the El Zaribah Shrine, 552 N. 40th St., near Van Buren Road in Phoenix. Up to 600 veterans can be accommodated.

The companies looking to fill positions include:

Alsco, Inc., APSM Systems, Inc., ASARCO LLC, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Celgene Corporation, Charles Schwab, Comerica Bank, Cox Communications, Edward Jones, Empire CAT, Express Scripts, Farm Bureau Financial Services, FARMERS Insurance Group D-38, GE Healthcare, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, JP Morgan Chase, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co, Macayo's Mexican Kitchen, McDonalds, Mesa Air Group, Mineral Park Inc., Northstar Aerospace, OfficeMax, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Randstad Corporation, Safeway, Inc, Scottsdale Healthcare, Securitas Security Services, Southwest Metal Finishing, The Boeing Company, Tolleson Gatorade Site,, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, UPS, Waste Management and Wells Fargo Bank

Sponsoring this job opportunity are a number of organizations, including the Department of Economic Security's Division of Employment and Rehabilitative Services, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training, the Arizona Office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces.

The event is free and open to all businesses veterans, but participants must register prior to the event by visiting or by visiting


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