NFI Hosts First Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network Round Table in South Jersey

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NFI, a leading supply chain solutions company is hosting the first round table in South Jersey of the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN) on Friday, June 7, 2013.

NFI, a leading supply chain solutions company headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is hosting the first round table in South Jersey of the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN) on Friday, June 7, 2013. (Members of the news media are welcome – please contact Regina Tracy at 856-470-2046 to register.)

GPVN’s founder, Alex Archawski, who is an Operation Enduring Freedom Search and Rescue Swimmer (Navy) Veteran, will speak at the event along with Lisa Stern, the Economic Empowerment Vice President of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

The Greater Philadelphia area (Southeastern PA, Southern NJ, and DE) has one of the largest veteran populations in the country. One of the biggest challenges a veteran faces when they leave military service is finding a job.

The GPVN Round Table Series was created to bring together Human Resources representatives and hiring managers in the Philadelphia area who are committed to hiring our Nation’s veterans to discuss best practices, challenges, and other related topics.

NFI has a robust Veterans Association and is dedicated to hiring veterans for opportunities across corporate functions as well as positions as drivers, mechanics, forklift operators, logistics coordinators, and project managers.

“NFI values the commitment that our veterans have provided to our country and we are devoted to hiring and training America’s heroes as they begin their civilian careers,” said Dina Cooper-Williams, Talent Acquisition Project Manager at NFI.

About NFI - NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates $1 billion in annual revenue and employs nearly 6,500 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates more than 20 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space, and 2,000 tractors and 7,000 trailers. Its business lines include logistics, distribution, warehousing, intermodal, real estate and solar services. For more information about NFI visit http://www.nfiindustries.com, or call 1-877-NFI-3777.

About GPVN -Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network (GPVN) is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is three-fold: to assist our veterans, national guard and reservists to find work through career services, programs/initiatives, mentorships, networking and job leads; to educate employers in the greater Philadelphia area on how to hire our local Veterans (Learn, Engage and Hire); and to offer Veteran Professional Leadership and Entrepreneurship programs. http://www.gpvn.org / gpvninfo@gmail.com

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