About the Roundtable
In July 2023, the Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) partnered with Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) to host the U.S. Department of Labor hosted Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Desegregation of the Armed Forces, a three-part roundtable series that focused on Black veteran employment barriers, services, and outcomes.
We heard from individuals with lived experiences and subject matter experts as they discussed the current state of our knowledge of how to best support Black veterans’ employment outcomes and career success.
To inform the roundtable discussions, The Manhattan Strategy Group LLC (MSG) authored a literature review to document evidence on Black Veterans’ experience transitioning from military to civilian employment.
- Black Veterans and Employment: A Literature Review (Literature Review, August 2023)
Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Desegregation of the Armed Forces: Black Veterans and Good Jobs
July 25, 2023, 1:00 PM -2:30 PM ET
Hosted by VETS
Veterans, practitioners, and researchers discussed the significance of the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces, its impact on civil rights movements, progress made toward equality in the military, and Black veterans’ access to good jobs. Visit the Session 1 event page on the DOL VETS website to download the program and watch the recording.
Research Roundtable: Current State Black Veteran Employment
July 27, 2023, 1:00–2:30 PM ET
Hosted by CEO and VETS
Panelists shared the latest research findings on Black veteran employment barriers, outcomes, and opportunities, as well as real-world examples of how practitioners are using data findings to address barriers and expand opportunities for Black veterans.
Research Roundtable: Black Veteran Employment Barriers and Interventions
July 31, 2023, 1:00–2:30 PM ET
Hosted by CEO and VETS
Panelists presented the most up-to-date knowledge on what works to support Black veterans’ career success. In the recording you can learn about results on the effectiveness of different services and interventions, as well as gaps in our knowledge about what works to support Black veteran employment.
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