CHARLOTTE, N.C.— As part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Military Appreciation Day, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Bank of America and Hendrick Motorsports will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Charlotte,” a free hiring expo for veterans, active duty military, reserve components, and military spouses. The day’s events will include a Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop geared toward former members of the military, a financial readiness course led by Bank of America employees and a job fair with more than 50 employers.
“Hiring Our Heroes is thrilled to be back in Charlotte. This city’s commitment to hiring and supporting its veteran and military families is truly admirable,” said Eric Eversole, executive director of Hiring Our Heroes. “It has been wonderful working with Hendrick Motorsports, Bank of America and all of our great partners to make this vision a reality for our troops.”
“Helping service members secure rewarding private-sector employment is critical,” said Marshall Carlson, president of Hendrick Motorsports. “It affects all those who have served in our nation’s military – like our partners with the National Guard -- and their families. Charlotte has stepped up in a big way to support Hiring Our Heroes, and it’s impressive to see such commitment by Bank of America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the many employers and volunteers involved. It’s a privilege to stand with others in our community who recognize the importance of this issue and hope to make an impact.”
Veterans, transitioning service members, reserve components, and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Companies participating in the event range from America's largest employers to dozens of smaller companies from across the region. Lunch and complimentary tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be provided for all participants.
“Our employees who served in the military bring a unique skill set to the table,” said Charles Bowman, North Carolina and Charlotte market president for Bank of America. “They’re natural leaders, quick to adapt and also bring with them a commitment to teamwork. We’ve committed to hiring 10,000 Veterans, Guard and Reservists over the next few years, and are excited to partner with the U.S. Chamber and all of the other companies participating to help bring job opportunities to Charlotte’s veterans and their families.”
This event also is being held in partnership with the North Carolina and Charlotte Chambers of Commerce, the North Carolina National Guard, the North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), the U. S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Goodwill Industries International, The American Legion, and other local partners.
Marshall Carlson, President, Hendrick Motorsports
Eric Eversole, Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Will Manning, Senior Client Manager, Business Banking for Bank of America
Hiring Our Heroes – Charlotte at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Thursday, May 22
Employment Workshop: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Hiring Fair: 1-4 p.m.
Financial Readiness Workshop: 2 p.m.
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Interested job seekers should register for free at hiringourheroes.org. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide proof of service).