Military Veterans’ High Unemployment Rate Draws HR Concern

Jun 16, 2010
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June 26-27, 2010, San Diego Convention Center

WHAT:The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will launch the “Military Veterans: Transitioning Skills to the New Economy” program during the SHRM 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition to address the recruitment and retention issues facing U.S. military veterans.

The program features two tracks — one for transitioning military personnel and one for HR professionals — as well as joint sessions of mutual interest. The event will focus on professional networking for the military-to-civilian job hunt, translating military and corporate workplace lingo, and adjusting to workplace cultural differences.

Saturday, June 26 -- 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 27 -- 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

San Diego Convention Center in California
(Room locations shared after preregistration)

Military veterans and HR professionals will hear from executives in major corporations and leaders from the federal government.

  • Rear Admiral Mike Shatynski – Vice Commander of Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Navy
  • Raymond Jefferson – Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Phil Pope ​– Deputy Executive Director, Employer Outreach Programs at the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • Eric Greitens – a Navy SEAL officer, Rhodes and Truman scholar, Draper Richards Fellow, White House Fellow, and founder and chairman of The Mission Continues.
  • Executives from, Bank of America, General Electric, Walmart, and more.

HOW:The event is FREE for military veterans (preregistration required).Among HR professionals, registration for the military program is free but open only to those already registered to attend the SHRM conference at large. Visit the event's web site,

JOURNALISTS:To arrange pre-, post-, or during-event news coverage, please contact / 703-535-6273 or / 703-535-6072.


About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 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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