Florida Veteran and Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit

The Department of the Navy is hosting a free, two-day event on June 1-2, 2016 dedicated to creating career opportunities for our nation’s heroes and easing their transition into civilian life.

In recognition of the fact that for many wounded, ill and injured service members and disabled veterans, physical and mental healing is only the beginning of a long journey to full recovery, the Department of the Navy (DON) is actively engaged in helping these heroes find meaningful careers and continue their service to our country in their civilian life.

One initiative that helps fulfill this vital mission is the Veteran and Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit, which links private and public sector leaders and HR professionals with wounded warriors who are qualified, committed and ready to work. This forum promotes career development and long-term employment, emphasizing the importance of education, training and mentoring.

The first day is geared to employers and the second day, to a career fair, as follows:

I. Employer Summit, Wednesday, June 1,

9:00 am-4:30 pm

This day is focused on sharing best practices among business leaders for recruiting, mentoring and retaining wounded warriors, veterans and caregivers into the business community.

The summit brings together government, military and industry leaders who are committed to hiring and supporting veterans and wounded warriors in the workplace. These leaders and organizations will offer innovative strategies for successful reintegration of veterans into the civilian sector.

II. Career Fair & Hiring Event, Thursday, June 2,

9:50 am-3:00 pm

Attendees of this event include employers— senior federal, military and industry leaders of the public and private sector, along with their respective human resource professionals and hiring managers; and job-seekers—wounded warriors, veterans, spouses and caregivers who can explore job opportunities and participate in transition workshops.

Summit Location:

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Tampa Airport — Westshore

4500 W. Cypress St.

Tampa, FL 33607

Agenda and Registration: For a complete agenda for each session, and registration, please visit www.HireAVet.navy.mil. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The DON Veteran & Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Summit is sponsored by the ASN M&RA and co-hosted by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, U.S. Naval Air Systems Command and the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. The conference is supported by the DON’s Office of Civilian Human Resources, Navy Safe Harbor Program, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment and the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service.