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Veterans Conference scheduled for July in Detroit

The Department of Veterans Affairs will host the National Veterans Conference in Detroit from June 25-29. The three major facets of this National Conference include: the National Veterans Small Business Conference, the Veterans Open house and a Veterans Hiring Fair. The VA for Vets program is sponsoring the Veterans hiring Fair, which will take place on June 26-28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The event will be held at Detroit's COBO Center, One Washington Boulevard, Detroit, Mich., 48226. For information on the overall conference, please visit www.nationalveteransconference.com.

VA sponsored the Department's first Vet Hiring Fair and Expo in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18. This hiring event yielded successful results with more than 600 Veterans receiving tentative job offers. VCS partnered with ALA at this hiring event and I know many vendors were in attendance. We would like to invite you again to partner with VCS and demonstrate our joint commitment to Veterans who have given so much to our nation by providing Veterans with access to job opportunities within our organizations. In turn, VA will provide you with access to thousands of qualified Veterans to fill your vacancies.

The Detroit event is expected to generate significant national media coverage as 10,000 Veterans coverage on Detroit from the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania. VA's goal is to reaffirm meaningful employment opportunities in the public and private sectors.

I have attached an Employer's Prospectus for the Hiring Fair that includes the employer registration link. For your convenience the link is http://vaforvets.com/detroit/employer. There is no cost to participate in the hiring fair component of the conference; however, the deadline to register is May 15.

If you have any questions regarding this event or you need further information, you may contact:

Ken Freeman, VCS Associate Director, Resources and Support, at Kenneth.Freeman@va.gov or 314-845-1213; or Gina Byrd, Senior VCS Human Resources Specialist, at Gina.Byrd@va.gov or 314-845-1215. Both are located in Central Office.

You may also request additional information from the VA Central Office, by contacting Dave Thomas, Special Assistant to the Secretary, at DavidJ.Thomas@va.gov or 202-461-4873; or Mary M. Santiago, Director, Veterans Employment Service Office, at Mary.Santiago2@va.gov or 202-461-7759.

Thanks in advance for your participation. more


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