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SHRM Joins White House in Supporting Military Spouses, Families
CEO Jackson attends kickoff of national ‘Joining Forces’ initiative
Washington, D.C., April 12, 2011 — In a commitment to support military families, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has joined a White House national initiative, pledging to engage its 255,000 members on the value of hiring military spouses and creating workplaces supportive of employees with connections to the military.
SHRM Interim President and CEO Henry G. (Hank) Jackson attended this morning’s kickoff of the White House program
“Joining Forces,” a national initiative to support military families. Announced by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the initiative encourages public awareness and support for military families in the areas of employment, education and wellness.
“Many HR professionals have incorporated innovative workplace strategies to hire military spouses and support families,” Jackson said. “We want to make sure that these effective practices are shared so others can emulate them in their own organizations.”
SHRM has pledged to educate HR professionals and others about the skills that military spouses bring to the workplace and the challenges faced by military spouses and families. It also is committed to:
SHRM will create a toolkit that offers guidance on building a workplace focus on hiring and meeting the needs of military spouses. The toolkit will be shared with the Society’s 50 state councils and more than 575 chapters. SHRM also will host a webcast about supportive workplace strategies and incorporate related programming in its six national conferences throughout the year.
SHRM has a longstanding commitment to employees with military connections. Last year, SHRM announced an initiative to find solutions to address the high unemployment rate among military veterans. Since then, it has worked with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service to provide SHRM members with tools to recognize the value of hiring veterans and ways to find qualified veteran job candidates. In addition, SHRM and more than 100 of its state councils and chapters have signed statements of support with the organization Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
At its upcoming
Annual Conference & Exposition in June in Las Vegas, SHRM will host a special education session for HR professionals who want to learn more about hiring military veterans and spouses, and about supporting Guard and Reserve employees.
Visit the SHRM.org Military Employment Resource Page for details
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firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Hughes at 703-535-6072 and
About the Society for Human Resource ManagementThe Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at
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