With more than 250,000 veterans transitioning every year from military to civilian life–it’s one of the nation’s most important topics. “Keeping America’s Promise’–a recent town hall meeting organized by WorkingNation–will be aired this weekend (Dec.15-17) on Hiring America–the only television show created and devoted to giving veterans transiioning to civilian life the tools, information and direction to find meaningful jobs and careers.
This is MUST SEE TV for any and every veteran, their families, friends–their entire “ecosystem.”
With more than 250,000 veterans transitioning every year from military to civilian life – it’s one of the nation’s most important topics.
Highlights from the recent Town Hall meeting “Keeping America’s Promise” – organized by WorkingNation – will be aired this weekend (Dec.15-17) on HIRING AMERICA – the only television show created and devoted to giving veterans transitioning to civilian life the tools, information and direction to find meaningful jobs and careers.
The 30-minute special features a panel discussion with some of America’s top corporate and veteran organization employment experts. The original event – capsulized in the TV special – was held in front of a live audience at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX.
The program can be seen on nearly 200 TV stations nationwide and the American Forces Network.
“The Town Hall meeting was an incredible exchange of ideas and meaningful, impactful dialogue,” said Art Bilger, founder and CEO of WorkingNation. “It proved to be a great way of sharing insights on how best we can deliver on the promise of a good life/good career and job for those who have served in the military. I’m thrilled we can share this with millions of TV viewers.”
Panelists included former U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. and executives from such entities as IBM, 7-Eleven, The Home Builders Institute and veteran organization DAV.
“Every potential employer is looking for people who can probem solve, who are team players, are task directed, have solid leadership skills – and are driven to be successful,” observed General Casey. “And those qualities are found in almost all transitioning veterans.”
Bottom line: They make excellent employees.
“Hiring America is very proud to be airing this show,” related Bill Deutch, creator and executive producer. “We think our viewers will find it very engaging and insightful.”
The event was perhaps best summed up by Jeff Hall, national employment director for DAV: “A veteran wants to get up and going every day with purpose.”
The Town Hall meeting was designed to help ensure just that.