HR, business leaders invited to military hiring event

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
Kennedy Krause
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A two-day military workforce recruitment and hiring event will take place Aug. 21 and Aug. 22 at the Farm Discovery Center in Manitowoc.

The event’s first day is designed for business and HR leaders and will feature a discussion about the best practices in supporting the attraction and retention of veterans and their family members while the second day provides an opportunity for veterans, reservists and their family members to meet with employers from multiple fields including administration, manufacturing, sales and marketing.

Business and HR leaders participating in the program will learn about the challenges that face military veterans and families when it comes to transitioning into civilian jobs and educate them on the best practices for attracting, retaining and engaging these individuals. They will then have the opportunity to put that new knowledge to work when meeting with veterans to discuss open positions at their companies.

The Sheboygan Area-Society for Human Resource Management (SA-SHRM) is hosting the event and working with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. who promotes the “Hiring our Heroes” program targeted to recently discharged military service people and their families, to bring military members from across eastern Wisconsin to the event. SA-SHRM received funding through a grant to put on the program.

Human resource and business professionals can register for the event here. For more information about the event, click here.