HIRE VETS NOW Networking Reception Coming to Fort Lee
Transitioning Service Members, Veterans and Military Spouses Invited To Meet With Potential Civilian Employers at Free Afternoon Event
(Fort Lee, Va.) Transitioning service members and veterans will have the opportunity to connect with many of Virginia’s top civilian employers in industries such as aviation, medical, IT, cyber security, logistics, manufacturing and state government at the HIRE VETS NOW Hiring and Networking Event, Thursday, April 19 on base at Fort Lee.
The reception will take place at the Warrior Zone, 1421 C Avenue, Fort Lee, Va. 25801 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and includes free refreshments. Those wishing to attend this event should register online now at www.vachamber.com/hirevetsapril19. Walk-ins are welcome.
“This reception will give transitioning military, veterans and their spouses the chance to meet and talk with representatives of a host of employers in a casual atmosphere,” said Alison Foster, program manager, for the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) Virginia Transition Assistant Program (VTAP). “DVS and the Virginia Chamber are excited to partner with the Fort Lee Soldier For Life – Transition Assistance Program to connect our highly-skilled military talent to the best civilian careers in Virginia.”
Presenting sponsors for the reception are Altria and Logistics Management Institute (LMI). Participating employers will include Admiral Security Services, Averitt Express, Bridgestone, Commonwealth of Virginia, Dynamic Aviation, ICF and IntelliTechs, Inc. Also participating will be Joint Logistics Managers, Kokua Support Services, Lunaline, Inc., S&P Global Intelligence, Verizon and Virginia Premier Health Plan.
This HIRE VETS NOW networking reception is open to all transitioning military members and veterans. For more details, interested service members and veterans should visit www.vachamber.com/hirevetsapril19, or email or call Cyndi Miracle at firstname.lastname@example.org (804.237.1466).
DVS is partnering with the Virginia Chamber Foundation to host the HIRE VETS NOW networking events on bases throughout the Commonwealth. For the complete 2018 HIRE VETS NOW event schedule, please visit www.vachamber.com/hirevets.
About The Virginia Chamber Foundation
The mission of the Virginia Chamber Foundation is to strengthen Virginia’s long-term competitiveness through implementation support for Blueprint Virginia 2025. The Foundation conducts research, provides metrics for the state’s progress and produces events on issues facing business. For more information, please visit www.vachamber.com.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) operates 30 benefit offices throughout the state that assist military veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitative care for veterans; and three cemeteries that provide an honored final resting place for veterans and their families. DVS provides veterans and family members with direct linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The Department also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s monument to honor the memory and sacrifice of Virginia’s men and women who served and fought to defend our way of life from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.