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Honolulu mayor urges businesses to hire veterans

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:27 a.m. HST, Jan 17, 2012



Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle is proclaiming Wednesday "Hire Our Heroes Day" to encourage businesses to hire veterans and military spouses.

The initiative was started by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

It will be a focus of a job fair at Neil Blaisdell Center in Honolulu on Wednesday

The job fair will include recruiters from over 125 businesses, organizations, military services, and government agencies.

"Hire Our Heroes Day" aims to make employers aware of opportunities to hire disciplined, well-trained men and women who have honorably served their country. It also aims to help veterans transition to the civilian workforce.







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Changalang wrote:
He must mean veterans of Parsons Brinckerhoff, heroes of contract collusion. LOL. GO BEN GO. Start packing.
on January 17,2012 | 05:26AM
1local wrote:
Hire Kamaaianas first...
on January 17,2012 | 11:31AM
808chubs wrote:
How about we 'hire' a REAL mayor, not a globe trotting one. How many trips gave he taken since being mayor, anyway?
on January 17,2012 | 06:43AM
beachbum11 wrote:
way too many
on January 17,2012 | 07:20AM
Changalang wrote:
Did you say "tips" or trips? The transformation of Gotham; I mean Honolulu, begins Thursday.
on January 17,2012 | 07:37AM
peanutgallery wrote:
I'm all for giving Ben a chance. Repeal of rail will be a great thing for our island, but the real test will come after the repeal. Let's see how fast Ben repeals the excise tax. Not likely. Our payroll is so extreme, it's absurd, not to mention our sewer system that has been neglected for decades. The time has long since come when we need to stop building. We have destroyed our island, and we continue to do so. We have raped its' resources in the name of progress, and this latest round has been at the hands of local politicians. Stand-up Hawaii! Your leaders are lining their pockets as they dip their beaks over and over again into corporate pockets.
on January 17,2012 | 07:57AM
butinski wrote:
Don't know if Peter Carlisle is a veteran or not but he'll be looking for a job in November.
on January 17,2012 | 08:56AM
johncdechon wrote:
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on January 17,2012 | 10:17AM
Changalang wrote:
As a prior service veteran, I happen to believe in total and complete equal opportunity when any American is seeking the same job during these hard times. I don't think there should be any shame in letting people win positions based completely on merit without special endorsements. The work ethic as touted by our Mayor should be evident without endorsement to the interviewer without bias or privilege in an ideal world. Being a government worker with their general reputation for gov't waste, inefficiencies, poor output, and end results may actually work against someone vying for coveted high end jobs vs. an individual with a resume that highlights individual talent and successful accomplishments. In the private sector, ending up in a gov't job used to mean that one could not compete in the top cut of competition of the free market.
on January 17,2012 | 11:34AM
lowtone123 wrote:
I have been totally disappointed in Carlisle as mayor.
on January 17,2012 | 11:46AM
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