“From Deployment to Employment: Hire a Veteran Career and Resource Linkage,” is a multi-agency event for qualified veterans, veterans with disabilities, and military spouses to connect with federal contractors offering employment. CONTRIBUTED

Department of Labor to host education, outreach event for veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Veterans’ Employment and Training Service 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, according to a press release.

The event, titled “From Deployment to Employment: Hire a Veteran Career and Resource Linkage,” 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.”

The event takes place 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26 at Goodwill Career Center, 3337 Buford Highway North in Atlanta.

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. Registration is due by June 14. Online registration is available for job seekers, community-based organizations, and contractors with employment opportunities.

Information: Toni Banks at 404-893-4557 or banks.antoinette@dol.gov, or Felipe Serrano at 404-895-4562 or serannojr.felipe@dol.gov.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

X