29 May '14, 1pm

Employers Learn Benefits of Hiring Wounded Warriors and Veterans

RALEIGH, N.C. (NNS) -- Employers from across the country attended the 4th annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference, May 28-29 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The purpose of the free two-day conference is to bring employers and wounded warriors together in one location to match their needs for employment. The first day was employer-focused, with sessions designed to share best practices and innovative ways to recruit, hire, train, and retain wounded warriors and veterans. "Businesses must be good people pickers to succeed," said Vice Adm. David Dunaway, commander, Naval Air Systems Command. "When you get into the pool of veterans 90 percent of the picking is already done for you because the military picks good people and makes them better." North Carolina is home to one of the largest wounded warrior and veteran populations in the country, and the Raleigh/Durham are...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=81289

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