Veterans Back to Work Bootcamp


Presented by The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry Foundation

Sponsored by Rivers Casino, Jewel/Osco and AT&T






On behalf of Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Rivers Casino and Jewel/Osco we are excited to announce a new initiative that will help local military veterans translate their military skills into civilian jobs.  We are launching an 8-week Boot Camp beginning this fall that will provide military veteran's the tools to be set-up for success and seamlessly transition into the job force.  We are in search of 20 Veterans that have their recent DD214 papers to apply for this amazing opportunity.

The Chamber, along with several members companies' human resource representatives, will select 20 candidates for this special Back to Work "Boot Camp".  At the completion of the 8-week  interactive boot camp each Veteran will receive a career enhancing package valued at over $8,000.  The remaining applicants will also be shared with the committee for hiring consideration.

So what is the Back to Work Educational & Mentorship BOOT CAMP?
​The Boot Camp is comprised of educational programs that inspire, support and prioritize career readiness.  The workshops focus on a wide range of topics that include Success Stories from Fellow Veterans to Career Exploration, Computer and Social Media, Resume Writing, Company Tours and so much more. We know these Veterans' acquired many skills during their service, but for too many, connecting to the right opportunity to their skill sets is very difficult.

The Selected 20 Veterans will receive:

  • ​2017 Personal Computer
  • $400 Woodfield Mall Gift Card for Career Apparel
  • $100 Square Deal Shoes Gift Card
  • Personalized Professional Resume Package
  • Professional Photo headshot
  • $500 to Jewel/Osco Gift Card
  • 1 Year Car Maintenance Package
  • Career Counseling, Mentorship from the Business Community and More!

The Chamber, along with Rivers Casino, Jewel-Osco and our business members believe we owe a debt​ of gratitude to these men and women of Armed Forces who have made many personal sacrifices to protect our Country.  We thank you for sharing this opportunity with them, as we desire to make their transition back to civilian life a fulfilling experience.

​Special Section from the Daily Herald Paper Click Here to see the section.

​Thank you to our supporters:


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