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A U.S. flag flies at half-staff at the Joint Multinational Training Command at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany on Dec. 7, 2011.

A U.S. flag flies at half-staff at the Joint Multinational Training Command at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany on Dec. 7, 2011. (U.S. Army)

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will be host to veterans’ transition summits at Ramstein Air Base and the Grafenwöhr Army garrison early next month as part of its Hiring Our Heroes program.

The Ramstein workshop is scheduled for Nov. 3 at the Officers Club. The Grafenwöhr event is planned for Nov. 5-6 in Building 134. Registration and a detailed breakdown of times and events can be found at hiringourheroes.org.

The summits pair companies seeking to hire veterans with servicemembers who have left the military or are preparing to do so. The free summits feature seminars, panel discussions, training courses and one-on-one resume instruction. A hiring fair caps off the events.

About 30 companies — including Hilton Worldwide, GE and Academi — will be on hand at Ramstein and Grafenwöhr to talk to prospective hires.

Hiring Our Heroes, which has held five similar summits in the United States, has been relatively successful, said Kim Morton, senior media relations manager.

“We’ve had 12 percent get hired from our fairs over the years,” she said. “We’ve had 200,000 folks come out and 24,000 hires. The national average here in the U.S. for hiring fairs in general is 4 percent, so we know that we have a formula that works well.”

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