National convention

Career event scheduled for August 25 in conjunction with the national convention

Registration is open for the career event which is held in conjunction with the American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee in August.

The American Legion and Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, are partnering to host the career event Aug. 25 in support of veterans, transitioning military members, military spouses and military caregivers. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 25 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

The career event aims to prepare members of the military community for the next step in their careers and connect military-ready companies who are actively hiring for positions in various industries locally and nationally.

From 9 a.m. to noon, career workshops presented by the American Legion will help participants:

· Gain knowledge of budgeting, emergency preparedness and long-term investing;

· Recognize how to communicate military expertise in job applications and interviews;

Adapt CV and LinkedIn profile to get noticed by employers; and

· Learn how to get help with VA claims.

Click here to register for the free morning workshops.

The 1-4 p.m. Career Fair, presented by Hiring Our Heroes, will allow attendees to get insider tips from hiring managers and recruiters, learn interview best practices and learn salary negotiation tips, in addition to meeting potential employers.

Click here to register for the free afternoon job fair.