There has been some much-needed attention to the issue of veteran unemployment this week from MSNBC News, the Call of Duty Endowment, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and government entities.
On Tuesday, Advisory Council member Lisa Rosser was featured in an MSNBC article and video interview titled “Veterans find work at ‘Hiring our Heroes’ job fairs.” In addition to consulting a Call of Duty Endowment representative, the article highlights the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring our Heroes job fairs, which the Endowment announced a partnership with last Fall.
In advocating for the hiring of a veteran as a good business investment, Rosser explains that “the military person has the skill sets you need…Eighty-one percent of the jobs fit what you have in your organization, and the other skills that we bring are managerial and operational and training and leadership experience. What employer doesn’t need those types of skills in their workplace?”
In addition to these efforts, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis joined members of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus this week for an event to kick off their ‘I Hire Veterans,’ which is an “initiative to encourage members of the Senate and the public to show their commitment to hiring veterans by displaying a simple logo in their offices and businesses.”
It is encouraging to see some many different sectors working together to accomplish a goal which we all believe to be of the utmost importance- our veterans are smart and valuable employees who deserve support and opportunities for success in a civilian workplace.
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NBC News has recently taken a larger role in bringing national and local media attention to the issue of high veteran unemployment rates with its Hiring our Heroes news segment. Adding to these efforts, they have partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to host a few Hiring our Heroes career fairs.
Both national NBC and MSNBC reporters such as Ann Curry , Tom Brokaw, and Chuck Todd have spent time uncovering this issue in recent video spotlights and interviews. To give a local perspective, MSNBC even invited Representatives Scott Rigell and Bobby Scott, and Senator Jim Webb to discuss some known obstacles and possible solutions to veterans’ unemployment in Virginia.
In honor of the U.S. Chamber’s one year anniversary of the Hiring our Heroes career fair program, job fairs from Fort hood to Chicago will be co-hosted Wednesday, March 28th by NBC News. NBC’s Today Show will even be broadcasting a fair live at New York’s USS Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.
For more information, visit the Chamber’s website: http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes
For those veterans and military spouses that cannot attend the fairs in Chicago, Fort Hood, or New York, NBC’s Today Show and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will also be partnering with Monster/Military.com to host a virtual career fair. For more information and/or to register, visit their website: http://www.veteransvirtualcareerfair.com/
Tags: Ann Curry, Career Fairs, Chuck Todd, Employment, Hiring our Heroes, Monster/Military.com, MSNBC, NBC News, NBC's Today Show, Rep. Bobby Scott, Rep. Scott Rigell, Senator Jim Webb, Tom Brokaw, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, veterans
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