NH Challenges Businesses to Hire Veterans in 100-Day Initiative

By Joe Gullo

Published 09/02 2014 02:01PM

Updated 09/02 2014 02:02PM

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and the New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES) is challenging businesses to hire veterans.

A press release says Operation VETS Connect is a 100-day challenger to employers to incorporate or expand upon established veteran hiring initiatives. The challenge runs from September 2 to December 10.

“Our veterans sacrifice bravely in defense of our freedoms, and they have the character, experience and work ethic to be an asset for any employer,” Governor Hassan said. “They represent the very best of our state’s deep talent pool, possessing a wide variety of transferrable skills proven in real-world situations, including leadership, collaboration and the ability to focus on and achieve defined objectives. Operation VETS Connect is an exciting initiative that will help strengthen our civilian workforce and our economy while ensuring that all of our veterans have access to the employment opportunities that they deserve.”

The goal, according to the initiative, is to promote greater awareness of veterans, the unique skills that they bring to the workforce and the benefits employers obtain in hiring them.

At the end of the 100-day challenge, employers will be recognized for their participation.

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