Speakers and Study Released In-Advance of Military Spouse Employment Summit

Hiring Our Heroes annual summit

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Former Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden and Governor Rick Scott will join other notable speakers at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes military spouse employment summit on June 28.

The half-day summit, presented by Starbucks, will engage stakeholders, identify best practices in talent management for recruiting and retaining military spouses, highlight standout military spouse professionals and entrepreneurs, and set the stage for a renewed emphasis on removing barriers to military spouse employment as a national security imperative.

During the summit, an analysis identifying top careers for military spouses will be released as well as an announcement of a national effort to inspire businesses to hire 100,000 military spouses by 2021. Advanced information is available now upon request.

WHO: Hiring Our Heroes

WHAT: Military Spouse Employment Summit

WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018; Doors Open: 8:30 a.m. EST; Program and Panel Discussions: 9:00 a.m. EST; Media Availability: Upon Request

WHERE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, International Hall of Flags

1615 H Street NW,


Washington, D.C.20062

RSVP:  Please email Andrea Hutchins at [email protected] to register.

Launched in 2011, Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. 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 950 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.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.