Date:April 19, 2012
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

New Orleans Area Employers Sought for Hiring Our Heroes
Organizations partner to offer employment event geared for veterans and their spouses

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is proud to partner with several other organizations for Hiring Our Heroes, geared to assist veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment.

The event will take place Friday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pontchartrain Convention and Civic Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. This special hiring fair is free for employers, veterans, transitioning active duty military, National Guard and reserve members and their spouses.

Employers interested in a pool of applicants, which can hit the ground running, possess teamwork attitudes and leadership skills are invited to participate. Registration is required for employers and veteran job seekers. Register at

Sponsors of this Hiring Our Heroes event include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Capitol One, Hero2Hired, Entergy, and the Call of Duty Endowment in partnership with the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Department of Laborís Veteransí Employment and Training Service, New Orleans Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, NBC News and other local chambers.

For more information about the event, visit For registration questions or assistance, email

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