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Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer to attend Hiring Our Heroes job fair

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Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Kentucky native and the first living Marine in 38 years to receive the nation's highest award for valor, will open the job fair with brief remarks. Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Kentucky native and the first living Marine in 38 years to receive the nation's highest award for valor, will open the job fair with brief remarks.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Thursday at "Hiring Our Heroes - Louisville," a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.

More than 80 employers are expected to participate in the event at the University of Phoenix Campus at 10400 Linn Station Road. The hiring fair will go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Prior to the fair, a free Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop featuring interactive sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques for all job seekers. It starts at 9 a.m.

Jobs are available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. Companies range from America's biggest employers to dozens of small companies from the region.

Meyer, a Kentucky native and the first living Marine in 38 years to receive the nation's highest award for valor, will open the job fair with brief remarks.

Hiring Our Heroes, Sgt. Meyer, and Toyota worked together to create the Personal Branding Resume Engine, a tool designed to help veterans and transitioning service members better market themselves to employers.

Since Hiring Our Heroes began in March 2011, more than 1,500 companies have hired 21,600 veterans and military spouses as a result of more than 670 hiring fairs.

In March 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Chamber Foundation, and Capital One launched Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a national campaign to engage the business community in committing to hire a half-million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. So far, more than 1,400 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 383,000 heroes toward this goal. 255,000 hires have been confirmed.

Interested job seekers should register for free at hiringourheroes.org. Walk-in job seekers are allowed. Veterans must provide proof of service)

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