DALLAS, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today human resources executives from G6 Hospitality LLC will attend Blackstone's inaugural Veterans Hiring Summit to support the hiring of American veterans across the alternative asset management firm's portfolio companies.
In support of the White House's "Joining Forces" initiative, in April Blackstone committed to hire 50,000 American veterans across its portfolio of 78 companies over the next five years. Today's summit was designed to help hiring executives within Blackstone's portfolio companies learn how to attract and hire veterans and to help the U.S. Military and veterans organizations learn how they can help facilitate this recruitment initiative.
"We have great respect for the dynamic skillsets and collective spirit of our American veterans, and we are proud to step up our commitment to welcome them into the Motel 6 and Studio 6 families," said Jim Amorosia, CEO of G6 Hospitality LLC. "G6 Hospitality takes great pride in supporting Blackstone's commitment towards helping veterans transition to civilian life."
In addition to human resources executives from Blackstone's 78 portfolio companies, the summit featured Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Terry Gerton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) at the Department of Labor, Col. Rich Morales, Executive Director of Joining Forces at the Office of the First Lady, and Col. Robert Yost, Director of the U.S. Army's Transition Strategic Outreach Office.
The summit will cover a wide range of topics related to the veteran hiring initiative, including the strengths of the veteran applicant pool, coordination with local VA offices, and the role of mentorship in ensuring a positive transition to civilian life for those who have served our nation.
About G6 Hospitality LLC
G6 Hospitality LLC owns, operates and franchises 1,100 economy lodging locations under the iconic Motel 6 brand and the extended stay Studio 6 brand. Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, G6 Hospitality employs 10,000 team members across the U.S. and Canada.
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