Salute the Armed Forces® is proud to have been a part of the Veteran Hiring Expo: “Welcome Home to Careers and Resources” event that took place on May 15th, 2014 held by the Keeling Family Foundation – Support All Veterans Equally Employment program. Over 300 veterans attended the event and more are expected at future events.

Salute the Armed Forces® will host a booth at the event being held at the next event. The details are as follows:

  • Date: August 6th, 2014
  • Time: 10 am-3 pm
  • Location: Allstate Arena- Skyline Room in Rosemont, IL .

There are 744,000 reported veterans in Illinois, and many of them are unemployed or underemployed.

From a letter written by the Keeling Family Foundation:

“According to the SOCIAL Impact Research Center, over 78% of recent veterans in Illinois are in their thirties and younger. Moreover, 46% earn less than $30,000 annually and Illinois had the 4th highest unemployment rate for new veterans in 2010, at 13%.”

Our mission at Salute the Armed Forces® with our Veteran University Program is to help our veterans better assimilate into civilian life with financial, employment, records, housing, and health and wellness assistance. We hope to bring aboard new students at our upcoming Veteran University Training Facility in Waukegan, IL to teach them skills in the building trades and help them get to work.

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