Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit returns to Fort Riley

Fort Riley, Kan. — Fort Riley Transition Assistance Program is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host the “Hiring Our Heroes” Career Summit March 24 at Riley’s Community Center.

The career summit is a specialized event designed to educate, inform, inspire and connect service members, veterans, military spouses and caregivers with military-ready employers. All service members, military spouses, veterans and caregivers are invited.

Up to 50 employers are expected to participate and many will be prepared to interview and hire potential employees. Companies participating in the event range from America’s largest employers to many smaller companies from across the region.

The event opens with morning workshops ranging from career planning to using digital networking sites to resume writing and interviewing. Doors open at 8 a.m. The afternoon will feature a hiring fair from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Hiring Our Heroes career summit will help Soldiers preparing to leave the military and those who expect to stay in the military for many years to make connections and understand the opportunities that exist for them and their families.

Service members, veterans, military spouses and caregivers should pre-register for the career summit at https://hiringourheroes.org/riley. For more information, call the Fort Riley Transition Assistance Program office at 785-239-2278.

Fort Riley also hosted this event in 2019.

Ahead of the 2022 summit, USO Kansas will host a networking event Mar. 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the K-State Office Park, 1880 Kimball Avenue in Manhattan. Service members, spouses and veterans interested in that event can register at https://tinyurl.com/5955jrfh.