ARLINGTON, Texas – (September 12, 2017) – Nestlé in the U.S. is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help host “Hiring Our Heroes,” a job fair for service members, veterans, and military spouses taking place today at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The event is part of the Veteran Career Support Partnership between Nestlé and Hiring Our Heroes.
More than 100 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for military personnel of all ranks and levels of experience. Companies participating in the event range from America's largest employers to dozens of smaller companies from across the region. All registered veterans and military spouses are eligible to receive up to two free tickets to attend that evening's game between the Rangers and the Mariners.
“Nestlé continues to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to connecting veterans and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities,” said Eric Eversole, president, Hiring Our Heroes, and vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “With the generous support of companies like Nestlé, we’re able to bring career development opportunities like this Hiring Expo into communities of all sizes across America.”
Prior to the expo opening, Hiring Our Heroes will offer a free employment workshop focusing on resume translation, networking, job search tools, and techniques for job seekers. The workshop will also feature remarks from Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer, USMC, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan. Meyer is the first living Marine in 38 years to be so honored.
“Nestlé is a proud partner of Hiring Our Heroes. Our company has a culture that really recognizes and supports the critical and uncommon qualities that military veterans possess, such as adaptability, resiliency, being a team player, and in many cases, advanced technical training,” said Natalia Pedroza, Early Careers Talent Acquisition Manager at Nestlé Waters North America. “As a recruiter, and as someone who has family that has served in the military, I am proud to work for a company that honors the sacrifices our veterans have made, and fully embraces them in their workforce.”
Launched in 2011, Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment and Nestlé is sponsoring numerous Hiring Our Heroes events around the country. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,000 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online career-based resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Location: Globe Life Park
1000 Ballpark Way - Arlington, TX 76011
Doors Open: 9:00 am CST
Workshops: 9:30 am CST
Hiring Fair: 11am-2pm CST
Media Availability: 2pm (or by request)
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.
About Nestlé in the United States
Nestlé in the United States is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future -- for individuals and families, for our thriving and resilient communities, and for the planet. Our diverse portfolio of foods and beverages provides nutritious options for every member of the family, and supports both the first 1000 days of life and healthy aging for people and pets.
Nestlé in the U.S. consists of eight main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. Together, these companies operate in more than 120 locations in 47 states and employ over 51,000 people. In the U.S., Nestle product sales topped $27 billion in 2016, making it the largest Nestle market in the world. For more information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.