Utica, NY (WIBX) - They served our country and now many of them want to work for you.

Many local civic organizations are hosting "Hiring Our Heroes," a job fair for veterans and their spouses, at Mohawk Valley Community College's Robert Jorgensen Athletic Center on May 15, 2012 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

The hiring fair is open to all military past and present.

Despite the fact that it has only existed for a year, the "Hiring Our Heroes" initiative has conducted more than 150 career fairs throughout the country.

Walk-ins are welcome but job seekers are encouraged to pre-register online at: www.HoH.GreatJob.net . For more information call Ashley Novak at: (315) 414.6928.