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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio became the sixth state to join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s All*Vet States web initiative, officials announced at a Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair in Cleveland.

All*Vet States is a website hosted by the U.S. Chamber with employment, education and business start-up information for participating states. The site’s goal is to goal is to showcase states that are working hard to create economic opportunities for veterans and military spouses and to highlight the resources available to those transitioning military families.

“I’m very happy that Ohio has joined this effort,” Ohio Department of Veteran Services Director Tim Gorrell said. “Increasing the visibility of our state through the All*Vet States site is another way we’re elevating Ohio’s status as a veteran-friendly state, one that all veterans can be proud to call home.”

“Ohio has worked aggressively to be a top destination for our nation’s veterans and military spouses,” said Eric Eversole, executive director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program. “We are thrilled to work together through our All*Vet States initiative to help Ohio highlight the many economic and educational opportunities for the men and women who have served our country.”

The Ohio All*Vet States page features a message from Governor John R. Kasich and links to state job opportunities in all sectors as well as in Ohio’s insurance industry. It also contains links to educational opportunities for veterans and their families in Ohio’s public colleges and universities, business start-up information, and tax information for military service members and veterans. Ohio’s page can be viewed at www.allvetstates.com/state/Ohio. The All*Vet States home page can be seen at www.allvetstates.com/.

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, created the All*Vet States initiative to highlight the man opportunities, services, and support being offered by states to attract and hire transitioning service members and military spouses.

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