We are now registering job-seekers, hiring employers, and supportive community resources to participate in Operation Hire A Hoosier Veteran Career Fair 2015. Please follow the links below that apply to your status. (CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE A GOVERNMENT/CIVIC ORGANIZATION DESIRING TO PROMOTE YOUR BENEFITS, SERVICES, PROGRAMS BUT NOT HIRE JOB SEEKERS)
Indiana State Fairgrounds1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
April 15th10am - 3pm
Hiring EmployersUp to 200
Job SeekersSeveral Hundred
Who Are We
Operation Hire A Hoosier Veteran Career Fair, now in its 9th year, is the result of collaboration of the following government agencies and community organizations. OHHV is the largest career event targeting Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families in the region. We have been recognized for our success linking hiring employers with job seekers. Last year, employers scheduled interviews with an average of 19 job seekers per company, and approximately 25% of participants received at least 1 job offer due to Operation Hire A Hoosier Veteran.
The primary mission of our VA medical center is to be a vibrant part of the Veterans in Partnership integrated healthcare network delivery system that improves the health of the Veteran population by providing primary care, specialty care, extended care, and related services. The medical center also provides an environment that promotes high-quality medical affiliate education and training, research, and DOD services in support of the Veteran. The Medical Center provides a range of employment services to veterans through the Vocational Rehabilitation Team.
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VocRehab) program helps Veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. It is authorized by Congress under Title 38 of the United States Code, Chapter 31, and is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. VA’s Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Servicemembers and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals.
The Indiana National Guard generates, sustains, and employs fully manned, equipped, trained and expertly led units; while providing premier generating force capabilities in order to defend, protect and secure our communities, states, and nation. The Indiana National Guard is an operational reserve that is state responsive, regionally supportive and globally engaged; using a professional unit-based force of Soldiers, Airmen and civilians in order to be an indispensable partner in a joint, inter agency, intergovernmental and multinational environment; providing a ready, responsive, adaptable, resilient and relevant military force for our state and nation.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has a mission to advance and cultivate economic growth by building a world-class workforce development system in Indiana through partnership and practice. Veteran services in the WorkOne offices are designed to assist Veterans and eligible Spouses to find and secure, suitable employment and make the transition from the military to the civilian workforce.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense (DoD) office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws and resolves employer conflicts between the service members and their employers.
IndySHRM exists to engage human resource professionals by providing comprehensive and up-to-date resources and opportunities to build professional relationships that will enhance their effectiveness as HR leaders. IndySHRM is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals in central Indiana.
Operation: Job Ready Veterans™ (OJRV) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preparing service members, veterans, military spouses and caregivers for successful employment by connecting them with employers that seek top quality, well-trained employees. We make a personal connection and assist veterans of all eras and ability levels with their employment and career goals. Our staff provides personalized recruiting assistance to maximize the potential for successful outcomes, ensuring that both the employer and the veteran are provided with support for as long as it’s needed.
Through research and outreach, the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) works closely with collaborators to improve the lives of service members and their families in Indiana and across the country. More than 2 million military service members have been deployed since Sept. 11, 2001, many serving multiple tours in combat zones thousands of miles from home. Their families serve too, managing challenges and opportunities unique to the military lifestyle. At MFRI, we work every day as a “force multiplier” for the support of military families in and beyond Indiana. Our efforts and leadership are helping to enhance our state’s reputation in military circles, and have caused us to be sought out by local, state and national decision makers for advice and collaboration. MFRI is part of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, within the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University.