News Column

El Paso's Hunt Companies Finalist for US Chamber Award

Nov. 6, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its National Chamber Foundation on Monday announced that Hunt Companies is a finalist for the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award.

Hunt Companies is among 25 businesses nominated for five awards because of demonstrated leadership in addressing the challenges faced by veterans, transitioning service members, and military families in their search for meaningful employment.

The announcement comes as Hiring Our Heroes crossed the 14,000 hire milestone since the program began in March 2011.

"Hunt Companies is a tremendous example of an employer that has stepped up not only to hire talented veterans and military spouses, but to recognize the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation," said retired Lt. Col. Kevin Schmiegel, executive director of the Chamber's Hiring Our Heroes program. "These 25 employers represent all sectors of the economy, but they share one invaluable quality -- they recognize the value of hiring a hero.

"It is commitment from employers like Hunt Companies that has helped create a movement and truly make a difference on the issue of veteran and military spouse unemployment," Schmiegel said.

The Hiring Our Heroes awards are given in the following categories: Veteran and Military Spouse Employment; Wounded Warrior Employment; Post-9/11 Veteran Employment; Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring; and Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment.

The winners will be announced at the second annual Lee Anderson Hiring Our Heroes Awards Dinner at the Chamber on Nov. 14 in Washington.

A peer committee of veterans and military spouses will select the winners.

Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 330 hiring fairs in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, helping 14,100 veterans and military spouses find employment.



Source: (c)2012 the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas) Distributed by MCT Information Services


Story Tools






HispanicBusiness.com Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters