NYSE Euronext invites US Veterans to Visit Stock Exchange for 9/11 Employment Workshop

Partners with VAA & The Doe Fund towards employment for returning heroes.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2012

In Partnership with Veterans Across America, The Doe Fund and several other Veterans Supportive Services organizations, NYSE Euronext has invited our nation’s veterans to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 11 to participate in a full day of employment readiness preparation and skill-sharing.

The event coincided with the eleventh anniversary of the tragic events of 2001. It was conducted as a means to give back to those who served before, and after, that fateful day—and to remember those who sacrificed through service and charity.

“It was a tremendous honor for the veterans of The Doe Fund’s Operation Opportunity program to be invited to the floor of the stock exchange for this solemn and symbolic day in United States history,” said George McDonald, President and Founder of The Doe Fund. “As we continue to welcome home our nation’s veterans, it is so important that we provide them with the opportunities to gain the skill set they need to contribute to the modern economy. The employees of NYSE Euronext understand that imperative and have done great work in support of it.”

Over the course of the day, NYSE Euronext executives and veteran participants conducted round-table discussions on issues related to the job search, interview skills, and networking. They were given a tour of the stock exchange, and witnessed the closing bell signifying the end of the trading day.

“It was an honor to be invited to the floor of the stock exchange today,” said a veteran trainee of The Doe Fund. “I feel like if I can do this, I can do anything—getting a job is going to be one small step in a long list of successes. I want to return to my family as a productive member of society, and as a dad. The Doe Fund, and the Exchange, have helped me to recognize that goal.”

About The Doe Fund
Headquartered in New York City, The Doe Fund is a $50 million, multi-disciplinary human services agency that helps 1,000 people every day to better their circumstances through programs providing paid work; workforce development and job placement; transitional, supportive, and permanent housing; drug testing and counseling; and comprehensive social and educational services. All once homeless or incarcerated, the “men in blue” of the organization's flagship program, Ready, Willing & Able, can be seen cleaning 150 miles of New York City streets every day. This paid transitional work is the first step they take toward self-sufficiency, and they complete Ready, Willing & Able with full-time, permanent employment, apartments of their own, and their sobriety. To learn more, visit http://www.doe.org, http://www.facebook.com/TheDoeFund, or twitter.com/TheDoeFund.

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.


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A summary of The Doe Fund and its Ready, Willing & Able program