Posted November 15, 2014 by

Why and How Government Agencies Should Hire College Educated, Military Veterans

Colonel Adam Rocke

Colonel Adam Rocke

At niche job board College Recruiter, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of military veterans being hired by federal, state, and local government agencies.

There are some legal reasons for that, including Executive Order 13518, but a significant number of agencies have learned that hiring veterans is right thing to do for the veterans, the right thing to do for our country, and also the right thing to do for their agencies as veterans — including those with a college education — make for some of the most productive employees.

Please join me on Monday, December 8th from 10am to 3:30pm at the General Services Administration offices by the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station just off of the National Mall for our College Recruiting Bootcamp — a one day conference just for government recruiting leaders. Part of the program will be devoted to helping the recruiting leaders better understand why it is a good idea to hire college educated veterans and how their agencies can best hire those veterans. The presenters who will speak to these subjects will be Mr. Curt Coy, the deputy under secretary for economic development at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Colonel Adam Rocke, director of the Soldier for Life program for the U.S. Army.

Who should attend? Hiring managers, human resource specialists, and other government employees who want to learn how to more efficiently and effectively hire college and university recent graduates and students. No vendors. No career services. No third party recruiters. No job seekers. No selling from the podium. All presenters and attendees will be government employees.

Cost? Way, way less than that three day conference halfway across the country. Thanks to our generous friends at TMP Government, we were able to reduce the cost of tickets from $250 (still a darned good deal!) to $50 (wow!).

Will I see you there?

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