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U.S. Department of Labor to Host Education and Outreach Event To Promote Employment of Veterans and Military Spouses

ATLANTA, GA - The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) are collaborating with the Georgia Department of Labor, the Atlanta VA Health Care System, and the Goodwill Career Center to host a veteran's education and outreach event on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is titled, "From Deployment to Employment: Hire a Veteran Career and Resource Linkage."

The event serves as an opportunity for qualified veterans, veterans with disabilities, and military spouses to connect with federal contractors offering employment. The event will also assist federal contractors in meeting goals for hiring individuals with disabilities and veterans, and connect these companies with community-based organizations that provide training and rehabilitation services to veterans with disabilities.

"Working with our partners, 'From Deployment to Employment' is an important part of our mission to show that veterans with disabilities and their spouses have a place in America's workforce," said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Southeast Regional Director Samuel Maiden. "By connecting federal contractors with qualified candidates and enlisting community-based organizations to provide training and rehabilitation services, we can reap the benefits of more inclusive workplaces."

WHAT: Outreach Event Titled, "From Deployment to Employment: Hire a Veteran Career and Resource Linkage"

WHERE: Goodwill Career Center
3337 Buford Highway North
Atlanta, GA 30329

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

OFCCP staff will be onsite to review best practices in outreach and discuss promoting greater compliance with focused reviews of federal contractors that employ individuals with disabilities.

Attendance and booth participation is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by June 14, 2019. Online registration is available for job seekers, community-based organizations, and contractors with employment opportunities. For more information or questions about the event, contact Toni Banks at 404-893-4557 or banks.antoinette@dol.gov, or Felipe Serrano at 404-895-4562 or serannojr.felipe@dol.gov.

Agency
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Date
May 21, 2019
Release Number
19-0749-ATL
Contact: Michael D'Aquino
Phone Number
Contact: Eric R. Lucero
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