A new initiative will link returning veterans with employers looking to hire them. The Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium will recruit veterans and identify veteran-friendly businesses. The consortium is a business alliance where owners agree to implement a series of veteran recruitment, training and retention practices.


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Consortium members are rewarded through no-cost recruitment of veterans and the ability to display the IHHC logo. Participating companies will also get some free adverting, as company names will be displayed on websites and materials operated by the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. 

To qualify, employers must meet specific goals. Businesses can apply online at www.illinoishiresheroes.com.

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