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New Mexico Departments of Veterans Services and Workforce Solutions Host Events to Help more Veterans, Service Members, and Families Engage in Workforce

For Immediate Release

September 28, 2016

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
Contact: Joy Forehand
Office: 505.841.8450
Media Inquiries: 505.250.3926

New Mexico Department of Veterans Services
Contact: Ray Seva
Office: 505.827.6352
Media Inquiries: 505.362.6089
 

New Mexico Departments of Veterans Services and Workforce Solutions Host Events to Help more Veterans, Service Members, and Families Engage in Workforce


Albuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services will partner to host a series of events designed to help connect more New Mexico veterans, transitioning service members, and their families with career and employment opportunities.

“New Mexico’s service members and veterans bring a diverse set of skills, backgrounds, training, and professionalism to our workforce,” New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Secretary Celina Bussey and Veterans Services Secretary Jack Fox said. “By connecting more veterans, service members, and their families with more businesses and career opportunities, we’ll be able to help more of those who’ve served our state and country participate in New Mexico’s growing and diversifying workforce – while at the same time helping more companies meet their needs for highly skilled and well-trained workers.”

This two-part series of events will connect more workers with military experience and their family members with more employers and career opportunities. They will also provide employers with information, resources, and best practices to help them better recruit, train, and retain more workers with military experience and their families.

The first event, Thursday, September 29th, will be an employer summit in Santa Fe tailored for employers, federal contractors, human resources professionals, and more. It will be a day of discussion, best practices, and informational sessions about recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans in New Mexico. The full-day event will be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration and additional information is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hire-veterans-tickets-27288989101. Additionally, Society for Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute certification credits are pending.

The summit agenda will include various panel discussions and breakout sessions including: “How to Find and Recruit Veterans and Transitioning Military Personnel”; “Assessing Your Compliance - How to Ensure Your Affirmative Action Programs Meet OFCCP Standards”; “Best Practices for Employing Veterans”; “Understanding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)”; “Supporting and Accommodating the Needs of Our Veterans, Our Employees”; “Assistance to Employers Who Hire Veterans”; “On-the-Job Training Opportunities and Hiring Veterans”; and “Successfully Retaining America’s Heroes in the Workplace.”

In addition to DWS and DVS, event partners include: the New Mexico National Guard; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sandia National Laboratories; Lockheed Martin; Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation; SHRM New Mexico; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and the City of Santa Fe.

The second event in the series will be held in November and will be a job fair and recruiting event in Albuquerque focused on connecting veterans, transitioning service members and their families with employment, career, and training opportunities. More information will be available soon at the “Hire Veterans” employer summit this Thursday, September 29th.
 

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