Edward Markey

From the office of:

Edward Markey

From: The Honorable Timothy J. Walz
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Date: 10/30/2015

Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Briefing

“Transition to the Workforce: How Community Partners are Helping Employ Veterans”

Thursday, November 5, 2015,

10 a.m. in Cannon 340

Dear Colleague:

As the co-chairs of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, we would like to invite you to a briefing on the role of community partners in reducing veterans’ unemployment on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Cannon 340. 

In the past few years, we have seen a reduction in the unemployment rate among our nation’s veterans.  However, there are still significant challenges facing our transitioning servicemen and women when it comes to securing and maintaining employment. Non-profits and businesses play an integral part in helping address these challenges.

The Veterans Jobs Caucus briefing will feature a panel of non-federal entities assisting veterans’ transition from military service to the civilian work force. These community partners will share their specific efforts and best practices to reduce veterans’ unemployment. This will be followed by a Q & A session on how Congress can complement and support, not duplicate, the work these organizations are doing.

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. J.D. Crouch, President and CEO, USO
  • Justin Zelke, Starbucks
  • CW4 Anne M. Sprute, USA, Ret., Founder and CEO, R/P6

Moderated by:

  • Leo Shane III, Congressional Reporter, Military Times

Please join us for this informative session to find out how we can assist veterans seeking employment through community based efforts. To RSVP or for more information about the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, please email Chris White in Rep. Denham’s office or Carina Marquez-Oberhoffner in Rep. Walz’s office



Representative Jeff Denham

Representative Tim Walz