January 22, 2015
If you know of water utilities looking for operators, managers, security coordinators or other staff positions, here’s another possible resource.
The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation has created a “Hiring Our Heroes” program. According to their website, “Hiring Our Heroes…launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and 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.”
The Hiring Our Heroes webpage http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/events/hiringfairs contains information not only about in person job fairs but also offers opportunities for virtual fairs. Water systems individually, or through their member organizations such as NRWA or AWWA or WEF, can reserve a booth (usually at no or minimal charge) and conduct interviews on the spot as well as collect resumes. Right now, there are more than 25 job fair locations posted on the hiring fairs site. In an interesting new twist, the Foundation also hosts fairs that include job opportunities for military spouses – an often overlooked resource!
Take a look at the web pages devoted to Hiring Our Heroes. Please share this information with others in the water community who may be in need of well trained professionals.