Career event set for Aug. 25 in conjunction with national convention
Job seekers and potential employers mingle during the 2019 American Legion National Convention on Aug. 22, 2019.

Career event set for Aug. 25 in conjunction with national convention

Registration is open for the career event taking place in conjunction with The American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee in August.

The American Legion and Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, are partnering to host the career event on Aug. 25 in support of veterans, transitioning servicemembers, military spouses and military caregivers. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

The Career Event aims to prepare military community members for the next step in their careers and to connect military-ready companies actively hiring for positions across various industries locally and nationwide.

From 9 a.m. to noon, career workshops presented by The American Legion will help attendees:

·       Gain budgeting, emergency preparedness and long-term investing knowledge;

·       Recognize how to communicate military expertise in job applications and interviews;

·       Adapt resume and LinkedIn profile to get noticed by employers; and

·       Learn how to get assistance with VA claims.

Click here to register for the free morning workshops.

The hiring fair from 1-4 p.m., presented by Hiring Our Heroes, will allow attendees to get insider tips from hiring managers and recruiters, and discover best interview practices and learn salary negotiation tips, in addition to meeting with prospective employers.

Click here to register for the free afternoon hiring fair.