This week we will recognize, honor and remember our Veterans. The 5-Star Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber is proud to be a Veteran-Friendly Employer and we would like to highlight one of our own, Don Williams. Don is our Vice President of Economic Development and Operations and served in the United States Air Force. We thank him and all our Veterans for their service for our country.
The 5-Star Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce was fortunate to celebrate and host veterans and their canine companions at the Dallas Cowboys football game this weekend. In partnership with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving, the Canine Companions for Independence program presented a military vet with a new canine companion during the half-time show. This initiative is critical to support those Veterans who need assistance and the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber is proud to have been a part of the celebration.
Additionally, we wanted to inform you of the great work our partners at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation are (ARE) doing. Hiring our Heroes is a program that helps transitioning service members, military veterans, and military spouses find meaningful employment. They provide a variety of tools and resources for employers and employees.
The Employer Roadmap is a digital tool for companies to develop their own military hiring strategies and programs.
The Veteran Employment Transition Roadmap is a guide for veterans to utilize to become better equipped to navigate the employment landscape as they transition to the civilian workforce.
Onward To Opportunity is an industry-focused career skills training program launched in partnership with the Institute of Veterans Military Families and the Schultz Family Foundation that connects transitioning service members and military spouses to high-demand careers in Customer Excellence and Information Technology.
For more information on the Hiring Our Heroes program, visit HiringOurHeroes.org.