While there continues to be a shortage of qualified truck drivers in America, the United States Chamber of Commerce is doing something about it with their Hiring Our Heroes initiative. According to uschamber.com:

“Hiring Our Heroes was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s network of 1600 state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 400 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. More than 14,100 veterans and military spouses have obtained jobs.”

Do You Have a Position to Fill?

Whether you own and operate three trucks, or you’re the HR director for a top 100 trucking company, let’s make a pledge together. First, to attend a Hiring Our Hero’s job fair in your area, and second, to hire a vet or military spouse. Our friends at Driving Ambitions are leading the way with a pledge to hire 100 veterans through the Hiring Our Heroes campaign. There’s no better time than now.

In October of 2012, President Obama signed the Military Commercial Driver’s License act, which makes veterans eligible for hire immediately. The Act makes CDL regulations friendlier to military personnel, as they move back into civilian life. If you need a driver, why not hire an experienced veteran?

Are You a Transitioning Veteran?

If you’re a veteran looking for a career – especially if you have a CDL license and driving experience, you should attend Hiring Our Hero’s job fair. It’s free, and they’re looking for you.

The Indianapolis Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair will be held April 10, 2013, 10 am to 3 pm, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Agriculture/Horticulture Bldg. We hope to see you there!

If you’re in the trucking industry and post employment opportunities on Facebook or Twitter, let us know and we’ll help spread the word.