Mobile office to help make connections between employers, military service members

A especially equipped van that serves as a mobile office for making connections between employers and military service members is coming to Grand Junction.

The Hero to Hire mobile job store and its staff are scheduled to stop in Grand Junction Nov. 6 for an event that will include a complimentary lunch and demonstrations for participating employers, human resource professionals and recruiters as well as military service members.

The Hero to Hire store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colorado Army National Guard Readiness Center, 2820 Riverside Parkway.

An employer lunch and  demonstration is set for noon to 2 p.m.

Reservations for the event are due Oct. 30. For reservations or more information, contact Brent Hamilton at (720) 250-1176 or More information about the Hero to Hired program is available at

The Grand Junction event is part of what’s planned as a 16-day trip through Colorado for the Hero to Hire van with additional stops in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and the Denver area.

The van offers a mobile venue in which to learn more about the U.S.

Department of Defense electronic system promoting connections between military service members looking for employment and businesses and organizations looking for new hires.

For employers, offers the ability to search for candidates by certain criteria as well as unlimited free job postings and tools to market their companies online.

Service members can use the website to not only search for job openings and explore possible careers, but also evaluate how their training best matches civilian occupations and learn about available educational and training resources.

The Grand Junction stop will be sponsored by the Colorado National Guard, Mesa County Workforce Center and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

A Department of Defense agency established in 1972, the ESGR promotes cooperation and understanding between service members and their civilian employers. ESGR recognizes employers that support employee service in the military. ESGR volunteers also act as advocates for National Guard members and reservists by facilitating employment connections and serving as ombudsmen.