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Construction Industry to Hire 100,000 Veterans by 2019

Posted: February 2, 2014

According to an article on Construction Data Company’s blog, “Early last week at a National Symposium on Veterans’ Employment in Construction hosted jointly by the Department of Labor and Joining Forces it was announced that over 100 construction industry companies had committed to hiring more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years…Joining Forces is a national initiative founded by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden that is committed to raising awareness about the service, sacrifice and needs of military families with a focus on employment, education and wellness.”

The symposium was held on February 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. and if you missed the announcement you can watch a video of it on YouTube.

Following this announcement, many discussions were held on how this goal can be achieved. There are 2 main hurdles to be overcome: 1- finding an enticing way to market these new jobs; 2- developing best practices in finding the skills & experience gained through military service for use in construction.

Read the full article at constructiondatacompany.com, “Construction Industry Commits to Hiring 100,000 Veterans by 2019

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