PEORIA -- Caterpillar announced it's investing $100,000 in the Hiring Our Heroes program.
They're joining forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help create job opportunities for veterans and spouses.
Caterpillar's investment will help pay for at least ten hiring fairs throughout the nation.
Spokesman Ryan Hubbard said they're happy to support such a worthy cause. "We think this cause is going to get a larger draw being with the Chamber of Commerce across the country. We're going to be able to partner with larger organizations to bring more focus to the events as they happen throughout the country. We can hopefully draw a larger pool of applicants from there."
Caterpillar sponsored several booths at the Hiring Our Heroes event at the Civic Center.
The company was recently selected as a finalist for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, a recognition given to employers who give exceptional support to Guard and Reserve employees.