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In March and June 2017, Westfield
Century City in Los Angeles
organised two highly successful
Job Fairs – both held in partnership
with the US Chamber of Commerce
Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes
(HOH) initiative. While open to all
prospective job applicants, the Job
Fairs offered dedicated programming
and opportunities specifically
geared towards military veterans
and their families – including Guard
and Reserve members, as well
as transitioning service members
and military spouses. These events
showcased full and part-time
management, corporate, operations
and sales positions available at
many of the retailers opening for
business as part of the $1 billion
redevelopment of Westfield Century
City. In addition to meeting with
recruiters from Westfield and the
many retailers in attendance, job
seekers were also able to take
advantage of free services such as
resumé (CV) support and training,
professional headshots, as well as
special LinkedIn “Rock Your Profile”
"Veterans and military spouses
represent a tremendous source of
talent for employers in communities
across the country. We're honored to
once again join Westfield to host an
event that will connect Los Angeles-
area businesses with skilled members
of the military community."
– Eric Eversole, Vice President at
the US Chamber of Commerce and
President of Hiring Our Heroes
Also partnering with Westfield at the
June 2017 Job Fair at Century City
was the National Retail Federation
(NRF) as part of its RISE Up initiative.
This new training and credentialing
initiative is designed to help people
acquire the skills they need to secure
jobs in retail and advance into
promising careers.