Back to the Homefront: A Discussion on Training & Employment Opportunities for Veterans at the Democratic National Convention

As formal combat operations slow abroad and increased numbers of U.S. servicemembers return from overseas, they look to successfully transition back into civilian life.  A critical part of their transition involves returning to the workforce, many bringing with them new and unique skill sets.  How can policymakers and industry collaborate to tackle the large unemployment rate for veterans and ensure that they are provided with the proper tools to succeed?

12:05 p.m. Keynote interview with LTG DAN CHRISTMAN, USA (Ret.) in conversation with SHEILA CASEY, The Hill & military spouse

12:25 p.m. Roundtable discussion, featuring:

  • TODD CONNOR, CEO and Founder, Bunker Labs
  • VERNA JONES, Executive Director, American Legion
  • BLAYNE SMITH, Executive Director, Team Red, White & Blue

Moderated by ERIC EVERSOLE, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; President, Hiring Our Heroes and Senior Adviser, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

1:15 p.m. Program concludes

Sponsored by Hiring Our Heroes