National convention

American Legion National Convention hosts job fair, careers, and credentialing events for vets and families

The American Legion hosts a number of events in Milwaukee for veterans and spouses transitioning into new professions and careers.

Along with its national convention being held there later this month, The American is collaborating with Hiring Our Heroes for an employment workshop on August 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 West Wisconsin Ave. Topics will cover resume writing. , financial literacy, networking and service agent claims.

The job workshop will be followed by a job fair on August 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. The job fair will offer job seekers the opportunity to connect with major employers including Amazon, FedEx, Comcast NBC Universal, State of Wisconsin, US Secret Service and many other companies and agencies.

Veterans and their spouses can register here at no cost and find the full career workshop and job fair schedule here:

The American Legion will also host a National Higher Education and Credentialing Summit at the Hilton Milwaukee, August 31 and September 1. Sessions will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and run throughout the day in the Empire Ballroom in the hotel lobby. level. Several senior White House officials will speak at the summit, including former US Representative Patrick Murphy, James Rodriguez (Department of Labor), Shawn Skelly (Department of Defense). Harin Contractor (National Economic Council) and Nikki McDavid (Department of Transport). A full summit program can be found here.