(HOUSTON)– We all know the saying “United we stand, divided we fall.” Well this statement stands true, even when it comes to making a group effort to ensure that our country’s beloved veterans can continue to serve in ways that are fulfilling to them. After our servicemen and women commit their lives to serving our country for many years of their lives, they are often hit with the scary question of “What’s next?” More than 3,000 veterans and their families from across the Houston and Gulf Coast region will descend on Minute Maid Park to take part in the largest veterans-focused hiring event in the area in order to possibly get that question answered.

Hiring Red, White & You is part of a state-wide multi-city effort offering our brave men and women the opportunity to meet, network, and interview with more than 150 local employers who want to put their skills and knowledge to work.

“Texas veterans are well-educated, dedicated and highly-trained individuals who have the technical and professional skills needed by Texas employers,” said Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar.

To take part in the event, employers must meet several criteria including offering minimum base pay of $12.00/hour and have at least ten job openings the day of the event. These employers represent a broad range of industries from healthcare, banking & finance, to construction services, and state/local governments & school districts.

 

WHAT:                 Hiring Red, White & You Veterans Hiring Event

WHEN:                 Thursday, November 10 from 8:30am – 1:00pm

8:30 a.m.                Opening Ceremonies featuring presentation of the colors by Heights High School JROTC, and display of Marine Corps League McLemore Detachment ceremonial battle jeep in honor of the U.S. Marine Corps’ birthday.

9:00 a.m.                Hiring event begins

WHERE:               Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford

WHO:                   Veterans & their families, employers, & veteran service organizations.