Vets Bridge to Employment
Call of Duty Endowment/Activision Blizzard
The Honor Foundation (THF)
Captain Christian Dunbar
Founder and CEO
With the expectation that thousands of military personnel will leave the service and settle in Los Angeles in the next five years, several programs have been initiated to assist with their transition to civilian jobs. The unemployment rate for post – 9/11 young veterans is 2.6 times the U. S. Unemployment rate of 5%. Part of the challenge is to get employers to understand the skills that veterans bring from their military experience and to get veterans to better explain and translate their experiences to future employers in order to secure viable positions that offer stability and growth.
A project led by Mayor Eric Garcetti, the 10,000 Strong Initiative is a coalition of companies and community organizations who are united around a common goal of hiring 10,000 local veterans by 2017. Our speakers will present various approaches to support this goal including skill gap training, assessment tools and company programs to help employers hire and retain veterans.