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Hiring Summit to Offer Resources For Vets, Wounded Warriors

From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNS) -- The Navy's 7th Annual Veteran and Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit will offer workshops, career resources, and hiring opportunities Wednesday May 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport in Seattle.

The summit will provide active duty, veterans and Wounded Warriors with an opportunity to speak with more than 65 employers from the Navy, government, and commercial hiring managers, offering jobs and careers in the Pacific Northwest and around the country.

Area employers are also encouraged to attend the opening day of the conference that will focus on the challenges faced by veterans and Wounded Warriors transitioning to civilian career. It will feature presentations from Navy, DoD, and commercial organizations as well as veterans and Wounded Warriors and include actor Tom Skerritt, who will offer insight into his pro-veteran Red Badge Project. Interested employers may register here: www.HireAVet.navy.mil.

Day two of the conference is dedicated to the Hiring Heroes Career Fair with career workshops, job information, and on-site interviews available. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes, but it is not a requirement. Whether looking for career improvement, transitioning from active duty, or just in the planning stage, the fair is open to all military, veterans, families and care-givers.

According to Caitlin Williams, deputy program manager for the Naval Sea Systems Command Veteran and Wounded Warrior Program Office, last year's summit in Tampa, Florida resulted in more than 200 job offers, and she hopes to exceed that this year.

The summit is provided at no cost to attendees and no registration is necessary. For a full list of attending employers and more information, visit www.HireAVet.navy.mil.

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