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Wild, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host Hiring Our Heroes Expo

The Expo will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Xcel Energy Center

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, today announced it will host a Minneapolis-St. Paul Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Expo on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Xcel Energy Center beginning at 9 a.m. The expo is a hands-on career planning event designed to connect members of the local military community with military-ready employers.

Over 75 companies from around the region are expected to attend with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. Companies participating in the event range from America's largest employers to dozens of smaller companies.

Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes and will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend an interactive workshop
  • Hear insider tips from hiring managers and recruiters
  • Learn about online tools designed to translate military or volunteer experience on a resume
  • Build a professional network
  • Find out about certifications required to segue into high-demand careers

Additionally, Jon Cox, a retired Navy Master Chief and 2017 attendee of the Hiring Our Heroes Minneapolis-St. Paul Hiring Expo, will share with attendees his experiences successfully transitioning from the military to civilian employment. Cox served 24 years in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to two aircraft carriers as an imagery analyst. He completed a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan as a recruiter/advisor for the Afghan Army. Cox served as a Navy recruiter in multiple commands in the United States for 20 years. He currently works as the military recruiter for Hy-Vee.

Doors open at 9 a.m. A personal branding workshop will take place from 9:30 - 11 a.m. followed by the hiring expo until 2 p.m.

This free professional development event is open to active duty service members, National Guard members, military reservists, veterans, military spouses, and military caregivers. For more information and to register for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Expo, click here.

Pre-registered attendees are eligible to receive two free tickets to the Feb. 11 Minnesota Wild game against the Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m.

About Hiring Our Heroes

Launched in 2011, Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,200 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online career-based resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

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