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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted the Hiring Our Heroes job fair for veterans in Pasadena Wednesday.

Kerion Dawkins with hiring our heroes says the leadership qualities shown by veterans throughout their military careers are what impress employers. First Command Financial Services was one of more than 25 employers that participated.

Spokesman Bill Stopp says the company was founded by veterans.

Since hiring our heroes began in 2011, more than 1,200 companies have hired over 20,000 veterans and military spouses.

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