Friday, April 5, 2013
The annual event aims to connect military veterans and spouses to jobs in Metro Detroit.
Like many young men and women about to graduate from college, Danard Winborn of Riverview spends his days looking for employment. "It's tough finding work when the job market is so competitive," Winborn said. Winborn, a student at ITT Technological Institute and a former member of the U.S. Navy, was one of hundreds of military veterans who attended the annual "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair in Dearborn on Thursday. The 26-year-old said he attended the fair with hopes of landing a job with a local Michigan company based on his experience in computer networking. "I'm finished with school in May, so it would be nice to have a job," he said. The three-hour event at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center was organized by the U.S. Chamber of …
Friday, March 29, 2013
More than 100 businesses will interview job candidates at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center on April 4.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to host a job fair for military veterans and their spouses on April 4. The event is part of the Chamber’s nationwide “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative. More than 300 hiring fairs in 49 states and the District of Columbia have been held, and more than 14,000 veterans and military spouses have received jobs. "Hiring Our Heroes” will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. Participating businesses include: Aflac Insurance, Art Van Furniture, city of Dearborn, Dearborn Country Club, Dearborn Police Department, DTE Energy, Hewlett-Packard Co., …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Big projects, elections, event—here's what's happening in Dearborn in 2013.
It's 2013—but what does that mean for Dearborn? Here's what residents can expect in the coming year. Dearborn's Intermodal Passenger Rail Station Armed with full federal funding, the City of Dearborn officially kicked off construction on the new train station in September of 2012. The fast-paced project is set to be completed in the fall of 2013—and with it, big plans for helping to welcome more visitors to Dearborn, as well as create more sustainability for the west downtown area. University of Michigan-Dearborn Student Housing Also set for completion in 2013 is a new student housing option for University of Michigan-Dearborn students. The project, located on Town Center Drive across the street from the main campus, is under construction …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Registration for job seekers and employers closes on April 3.
Monday, March 26, 2012
There's still time–but not much–to register for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes job fair for the region’s veterans and their spouses, which will take place on Wednesday, April 11, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Registration for job seekers and employers closes on April 3. Visit www.hoh.greatjob.net. The City of Dearborn is a sponsor of the free event, which includes the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce and many partners. More information is at Hiring Our Heroes – Dearborn/Detroit. The event is part of the U.S. Chamber’s 100-city “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative. To date, more than 85 fairs have connected 84,000 veterans with more than 4,300 different employers. More than 7,300 veterans have …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Hiring or Heroes initiative comes to Dearborn April 11.
A national job fair aimed at employing America's veterans is coming to Dearborn, the city announced Wednesday. Hiring Our Heroes, a hiring fair for veterans and spouses, is hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The 100-city event will be making a stop in Dearborn on April 11 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. To date, Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 85 job fairs, connecting 84,000 veterans with more than 4,3000 different employers. More than 7,300 of those prospective job-seekers have landed jobs. The chamber started the program in partnership with the Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service to improve public-private sector coordination in local communities. The main purpose is find veterans …