Photos from ‘Business Steps Up’

Yesterday we presented at the ‘Business Steps Up: Hiring our Heroes’ event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It was a very exciting event, with a number of important speakers, including Dan Senor, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and Secretary of VA Eric Shinseki. We presented on the Warrior Gateway as well, with an introduction by Gen. Boyd and a presentation on the project by Devin.

Here are some photos from the event:

You can view the full set on our Flickr.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce event today

The Warrior Gateway team just got back from the “Business Steps Up: Hiring our Heroes” event hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce. It was an exciting event with a number of highly informative presentations. Devin presented on the Warrior Gateway, which was very well received. All in all, a wonderful event, and we’d like to thank everyone for coming out.

We’ll post some photos from the event tomorrow.

Warrior Gateway to present at US Chamber of Commerce event

On Thursday November 12 the US Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an event titled “Business Steps Up: Hiring our Heroes.” As the title implies, the event will focus on strategies for hiring veterans, with and emphasis on “using new forms of social media to help service members find meaningful employment as they transition back into their communities.”

Secretary Shinseki, the keynote speaker at Business Steps Up

Secretary Shinseki. Photo courtesy of the VA

The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The Warrior Gateway has also been asked to present. We will be discussing our Jobs component (learn more here), and how it will help veterans to understand how their military experience translates into useful skills in the civilian workforces, and will help employers to locate highly-qualified job candidates from the military community with the specialized skills and experience. We will be presenting for about 20 minutes, which will be followed by a Q&A session.

The event starts at 8am with a breakfast and registration. The program then begins at 8:30 and lasts until noon. It is located at the Chamber of Commerce headquarters at 1615 H St. NW. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

This will be a great opportunity to introduce the Warrior Gateway to a larger audience. If you’re looking to learn more about the Project this would be a great opportunity. You can register for the event here.