Hiring Our Heroes and Their Spouses

This July, Ohio is going to be designated as a Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program. Established to connect military spouses with companies committed to hiring, MSEEZ are collaborative efforts among the local business, civic, and military communities that establish employment networks in municipalities around the country.

MSEEZ communities address local military spouse unemployment and underemployment issues through the efforts of local working groups. These groups work to establish a range of local employment-related tools and resources to help tackle military spouse employment issues head-on. The working group members are in the local community and represent government, industry, or nonprofit organizations.

To get involved with military spouse initiatives in Ohio, please reach out to Workforce Manager Ryan Blackburn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Ohio Department of Veterans Services Workforce Team continues to present online training events to all employers with an interest in veteran hiring. Regardless of where your office is during these changing times, join in on any session that interests you. The ODVS Workforce Team is approved by the Society of Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits!

The Workforce Team is now offering a monthly Veteran Hiring Overview through the rest of 2021. The Veteran Hiring Overview examines veteran recruiting, hiring, and retention in the state of Ohio. The overview also has been updated to walk employers through the new veteran features of the recently updated OhioMeansJobs.com. You can register for any of these events for free here.  All consultation services are FREE!  Thank you for your interest in hiring Ohio’s veterans!


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