Veterans job fair attracts 835 job seekers, produces 276 job offers

September 17, 2013 

A massive job fair for veterans, military members and military spouses last week drew the best response in the event's three-year history, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce announced.

"Hero2Hired," held at the Idaho Center in Nampa last Thursday, resulted in 71 job offers and 205 conditional job offers, according to a chamber news release. In addition, many follow-up phone calls and interviews were scheduled during the fair, as the companies that participated plan to hire hundreds of additional new employees over the next twelve months.

The event hosted 835 military job seekers and more than 135 employers. It was sponsored by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Hero2Hired, the Idaho Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Idaho Center, and KTVB Idaho’s News Channel 7.

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