Bob's Just a Word: Don't Forget, Hire the Vet

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Don’t Forget: Hire the Vet
Television was a rare commodity around my boyhood home. My parents had little time for the distractions that came along with the tube, but on Saturday evenings my family would gather as my father lifted our locally made Philco black-and-white TV out of its cabinet for the latest episode of Gunsmoke.  During our recent ‘Rise & Shine it’s Better Normal Time,’ the 1960s commercial titled ‘Don’t Forget: Hire the Vet’ kept ringing in my ears. Now days, we’ve modernized and simplified the language a bit to ‘Hire Heroes,’ but the message is the same: America’s veterans make great employees.  Please take a few yourself or definitely make sure that your HR folks get the opportunity to listen in to this recording from the recent Rise & Shine. You’ll hear first hand from folks who know best what the decision to ‘Hire Heroes’ can mean to growing your company and expanding your profits.

Please listen in:

Your Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed Chris Grill, SHRM Veteran Ambassador and Program Manager of Military & Veteran Affairs at Geisinger, to discuss how businesses can market their jobs and offer an increasingly attractive community to Veterans.  Due to the incredibly high quality of both parts of our conversation, we've split the event into two parts for ease of consumption.  In Part 1, we hear from Chris Grill and gain great information about Veteran-specific resources.  His slides are here.

In part 2, we connect for a panel discussion featuring Chris Grill, Kevin Steinbacher (PPL Electric Utilities) and Craig Swineford (PA Department of Military and Veteran Affairs).

Part 1: Presentation

Part 2: Panel Discussion
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