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Veterans’ Employment

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On May 24, 2011, SHRM Interim President and CEO Hank Jackson will testify before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs during a hearing titled, “Putting America’s Veterans Back to Work.” 

According to the hearing notice, this session is designed to examine the issue of high unemployment among returning veterans. SHRM was invited to provide testimony by committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL, pictured at right), offering our experience and expertise on how to improve the employment opportunities for our service men and women.

The hearing is expected to begin at 10:30 a.m. (ET). To access copies of the statements to be presented, as well as to view a live video stream of the hearing, click HERE on the morning of May 24.

UPDATE, May 20: After SHRM's HR Issues Update e-newsletter was published, SHRM’s Government Affairs staff received notification from the U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs that the May 24 hearing has been postponed to a later date. The new date of the hearing is yet to be determined.
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