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Travelling military employment resource center to visit Capitol Hill as part of “Day on the Hill” focused on veteran employment

ARLINGTON, VA (February 27, 2013) – Co-chairs of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus will tour the Hero2Hired (H2H) Mobile Job Store, managed by The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, on Wednesday, February 27. The H2H Mobile Job Store (MJS) will be parked at 1st and C St, NE, Washington, DC, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ronald Young, Executive Director of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), will escort the caucus leaders during their tour of the MJS, scheduled for 1 p.m. The event is part of the Caucus’ “Day on the Hill” focused on reducing unemployment among veterans.

The “Hero2Hired” program, better known as H2H, is a comprehensive, multi-faceted program which utilizes an electronic job and career web platform, mobile applications and Facebook integration, and virtual and physical career fairs to address the unique employment challenges facing Guard and Reserve members. The Mobile Job Store allows Guard and Reserve attendees to search for available jobs through the H2H jobs website, specifically designed to connect Guardsmen and Reservists with military-friendly civilian employers that have made a stated commitment to hire veterans.

The MJS is traveling across the country to help members of the Guard and Reserve find employment through the H2H program. While on Capitol Hill, MJS staff will be available to assist service members searching for employment resources and provide an overview of its resources to members of the media. After visiting Washington, the MJS will stop in locations throughout Maryland, March 2 – 10.

What:
Congressional Tour of Hero2Hired (H2H) Mobile Job Store (MJS)

When:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Congressional Tour: 1 – 1:30 p.m.; MJS hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Who:
Mr. Ronald Young, Executive Director, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Co-chairs of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus

  • Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Co-chair
  • Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), Co-chair
  • Rep. Jeff Denham, (R-CA), Co-chair
  • Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), Co-chair

Where:
Dirksen Senate Office Building
1st and C Streets, NE
Washington, DC

On-site contact: Sgt. Maj. Bowser, 804-243-4859.

Media are invited to attend this event. To arrange interviews with Sgt. Maj. Wayne Bowser, Sr., Senior Enlisted Advisor for Family and Employer Programs and Policy, in advance, please contact Victoria Shapiro, 202-414-0774, vshapiro@susandavis.com.

About Hero 2 Hired (H2H):

Launched in December 2011, Hero2Hired (H2H) is a comprehensive employment program designed to address the unique needs of Reserve Component members. The mission of H2H is to simplify the job search while reducing the number of unemployed Reserve Component Service members. H2H.jobs also allows military-friendly companies to access the talented men and women in the military, post job openings, search for candidates and invite them to apply, and participate in hiring events – all free of charge. H2H is managed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs and works in partnership with the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and ESGR. More information for H2H can be found on their website at H2H.jobs.

About Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR):

Established as a DoD operational committee 40 years ago, ESGR develops and maintains employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. Learn more at ESGR.mil.