Northern Virginia Technology Council Veterans Employment Initiative to Offer Training Workshop on Hiring Skilled Veterans March 5 event focused on enabling companies to recapitalize their workforce with returning veterans

HERNDON, Va., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, will host a training event on March 5 designed to recapitalize the workforce of the area's technology companies with America's veterans, transitioning military, and serving National Guard and Reservists.

America's veterans are one of the most sought after talent pools in the country. The training event is designed to teach participants how to recruit, onboard, train and retain the best employees available on the job market: veterans. Attendees will include human resource professionals, recruiters and hiring managers.

Attendees will hear best practices and lessons learned, leaving the event with concrete action steps to:

  • Use industry-leading talent acquisition and retention methods
  • Streamline recruiting and onboarding systems
  • Develop a targeted approach to identifying and reaching the best veteran talent
  • Facilitate veterans' transition to civilian employment

DATE: March 5, 2014

TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop

LOCATION:  Northern Virginia Community College
Ernst Center - Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA

About NVTC

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 200,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.

About the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative

The NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative is a program to connect veterans to employment opportunities within Virginia's technology community. Through this initiative, NVTC is providing tools and resources to match veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications, while also providing support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees. In tandem, NVTC is collaborating with state and federal policymakers to expedite legislative and/or regulatory action that enhances companies' ability to hire and train veterans on any federal contract. Learn more at www.nvtc.org/veterans.

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