MilitaryConnection.com Joins Forces with the City of Los Angeles to Combat Veteran Unemployment
Media partner MilitaryConnection.com joins Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s coalition of partners for the inaugural "10,000 Strong" Veterans Career Summit.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the “10,000 Strong” Veterans Hiring Initiative, the Los Angeles 10,000 Strong Veterans Career Summit will be held on July 14, 2015, from 8am to 5pm at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall and LA Trade Tech College.
"Finding jobs for our veterans is just the beginning of what we owe our veterans for their service." said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "These returning heroes deserve to be welcomed home with a means to support themselves, provide for their families and thrive in their communities."
The summit will aim to connect 1,000 veterans with career and business resources. This one day event will help job seekers and veteran entrepreneurs network with career and business experts, connect job seekers with on-site hiring managers, and provide valuable tools for veteran entrepreneurs to access capital, develop business proposals, and compete for government contracts.
MilitaryConnection.com has a wide reach when it comes to connecting veterans to the employers who want to hire them. “Those who have served have so much to offer when they transition to the private sector. Besides having a work ethic second to none, veterans have demonstrated the ability to work under pressure, alongside a diverse group of people in multiple environments,” said CEO Debbie Gregory.
The Summit will offer powerful workshops and networking opportunities for service members, veterans and military family members. Local companies will be participating in a hiring fair, workshops and a resource fair to expand their career and business services for veterans and their veteran hiring efforts.
MilitaryConnection.com received the prestigious Users’ Choice Award this year, and has been named a Top 100 Employment Web Site by the International Association of Employment Web Sites for the prior five years. The company takes great pride in using its significant reach to assist, provide resources and facilitate win/win partnerships with wonderful non-profits, associations and government agencies serving military and veterans. MilitaryConnection.com features thousands of pages of resources and information. There is something for everyone including, but not limited to: a Job Board and Virtual Job Fair, comprehensive Post 9/11 GI Bill education information, a directory of thousands of scholarships, a Veteran school directory, news, press releases, special events, pay charts, benefits, service directories, commissaries & exchanges, golf courses and more.
About the 10,000 Strong Initiative
Mayor Eric Garcetti's “10,000 Strong” initiative is a coalition of over 100 companies and 60 non-profit organizations that are united around the common goal of hiring 10,000 local veterans by 2017. The initiative's comprehensive approach helps companies hire veterans, assists veterans’ access career services and raises awareness of the skill sets veterans bring to the workforce. Since the launch of the initiative, over 4,000 veterans have been employed.