(PRWEB) June 13, 2013
WHAT: The Patriot Group will be hosting “Hire a Patriot” Thursday, June 13, 2013 at The Commerce Hotel & Casino in Commerce, Calif. More than 55 exhibitors represent hundreds of job openings and educational opportunities for active duty service members, veterans and their families. Millennium Laboratories will also receive the inaugural “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” award for its continued support to the veteran community.
WHO: The Patriot Group is committed to helping active duty military, veterans and their families transition and find meaningful employment, the right education or training and necessary resources. This event is sponsored by Millennium Laboratories, the leading research-based clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from pain and addiction. Nancy Lazarski, VP, Global Defense Health Care is available for media interviews on location.
WHY: People with military backgrounds have training, discipline, and team and leadership skills that make them extremely desirable candidates, yet, in 2012, the average unemployment rate for veterans was 9.9 percent, while the general population averaged 8.1 percent. And the unemployment rate for veterans aged 18-24 was as high as 30 percent two years ago, but dipped to 20 percent by the end of 2012. This event seeks to directly connect employers with these skilled individuals who are looking for new educational and career opportunities.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Active duty military, veterans and their family members who are seeking new educational and career opportunities should attend. The public is also welcome. Attendees should come dressed professionally and have plenty of copies of their resumes to hand out to the employers.
WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Presentation of the inaugural “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” award to Millennium Laboratories’ Nancy Lazarski, VP, Global Defense Healthcare at 9:45 a.m.
- Special Guest Speaker—John Rixey Moore, former US Army Green Beret, actor, athlete and author from 9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
- Resume and Interview skills workshop, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. hosted by EDD
- “Job Ready Dress” –how to dress for success workshop from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. hosted by Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
WHERE: The Commerce Hotel & Casino, 6131 East Telegraph Rd., Commerce, CA 90040. There is ample free self-parking.