Our Director of Events, Retired Army National Guard veteran Lt. Col. Kathryn Poynton was featured in the Detroit News about the Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop and hiring fair in Detroit on Saturday.
Kathy explained that, for many attendees, this was the first civilian job interview they’d had—and many came in nervous.
“They’re out of their comfort zone, they’ve taken off the uniform and put on suits and they’re thinking, ‘what’s next?’ — but everyone here is here for them, so they have nothing to worry about.”
Thank you Kathy—and to all our incredible event staff and volunteers who made this event such a huge success.
Read the full piece here!
Col. Howe encourages post-9/11 veterans to take ownership of their transition. Powerful. http://http:/
Today in 1945 the Battle of Iwo Jima began.
The five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World War II.
Pictured: U.S. Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima in Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph.
Common terms of modern US military history as applied to the generations who fought our wars.
From the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America:
Son of First Sergeant and OIF Veteran, Vic Wise is walking 100 miles with a 50 lb. ruck from the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA to Arlington National Cemetery in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation. Vic starts his journey tomorrow, January 9 at 0730.
Be sure to follow him on social media by liking Freedom Ruck on Facebook and following @FreedomRuck on Twitter. Interact with Vic as he tries to complete this mission in under 48 hours and make sure to give him shout outs along the way!
Check out the mission at http://www.freedomruck.com/
Read this powerful piece from Marillyn Hewson, CEO and President at Lockheed Martin on the value of hiring veterans.
We are so proud to have her support.
While millions of veterans have transitioned out of the armed forces over the last ten years, the number of post-9/11 veterans transitioning from active duty service to civilian life will only increase over the coming years. The Chamber, as part of its Hiring Our Heroes program, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is committed to working together in support of employers who are interested in top talent. Because we all know that hiring veterans makes good business sense, we are excited to announce the Veterans Hiring Guide, available here. By locating tools and business incentives in one comprehensive guide, we believe employers of every size and industry will find it easier to establish stronger hiring campaigns that will reach our brave men and women seeking employment. This guide also highlights key resources for employers seeking to attract military spouses who sacrifice alongside their service members every day.
Across the nation, many entities—non-profits, for-profits, civic organizations, institutions of higher learning, community-based efforts—are committed to assisting veterans as they transition out of the services and pursue civilian careers, higher education, or start their own businesses.
Information available in the Veterans Hiring Guide includes: online job banks and military skills translators, VA benefits, Hiring our Heroes job fairs, American Job Centers, Veterans Gold Card, Official Wounded Warrior Programs, and more. We hope all interested employers will use this guide to learn more about this important issue and how public- and private-sector collaboration can help connect Veterans with engaging, long-term careers in our communities nationwide. Share the resource with your colleagues and local businesses to help spread the word.
This post was co-authored by Rosye Cloud, Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Eric Eversole, Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.