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Monday, February 08, 2016

The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) is again partnering with The American Freedom Foundation, in conjunction with Still Serving Veterans, to host the Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event during the 2016 AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition – "Building Readiness for Today and Tomorrow" – at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala., March 15–17.

The one-day hiring event, to be held on Wednesday, March 16, at the Von Braun Center’s North Hall, is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans find jobs.

Attendance at the Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event is free and open to veterans, military service members and spouses.

The first event was held at the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, and was featured again at the 2014 and 2015 Annual Meetings. Also last year, it was held at the Association’s 2015 Global Force Symposium.

This program has been a great success, according to the hundreds of veterans who participated in the event.

The hiring event this year will again bring together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for veterans.

Committed companies to date are: LMI; Simulation Technologies, Inc.; Redstone Federal Credit Union; Ultratec Special Effects, Inc.; Columbia Southern Education Group; Mediacom; Department of Homeland Security – TSA; U.S. Army Soldier for Life Program; and Still Serving Veterans.

Veterans attending the Global Force Symposium and Exposition have the opportunity to talk with employers, submit qualifications and even participate in on-the-spot job interviews.

Warriors To The Workforce is unique in that the American Freedom Foundation will analyze resumes and match qualified veterans, transitioning military service members and spouses with employers.

In addition to the hiring event, Warriors To The Workforce will include workshops for veterans providing resources and information on subjects such as mental readiness, confidence building, networking and presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, career planning through goal setting, and translating military skills and training into civilian life and corporate experiences, among others.

To learn more or to register for the symposium, visit www.ausameetings.org/globalforce.

For more information or to register for Warriors To The Workforce, visit www.warriorstotheworkforce.net.