The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Services hosted an even dubbed “Hiring Our Heroes” to improve employment prospects for veterans in today’s economy. The event took place in Northeaster Wisconsin with the help of local chambers of commerce and was attended by approximately 350 veterans. According to the University of Phoenix Research Institute, many recent veterans have difficulties finding civilian employment because of injuries, lack of transition assistance, and barriers to translating their military experience to their employers. Many of the veterans in attendance are employed but fear the fragility of the labor market or are considered underemployed. Government officials who attended the employment expo applauded the businesses for their participation and reminded them that they should be hiring the veterans not because they thought it was the right thing to do for their country, but because the veterans’ honed leadership skills would benefit their businesses.