Raleigh, NC, August 22, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Disabled veterans and wounded warriors looking for employment will get a helping hand this week from Enable America and a team of corporate human resource professionals. HR leaders from five North Carolina employers will provide job search guidance and career coaching during an Enable America outreach event to be held in conjunction with the N.C. National Guard.
In conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Heroes Hiring Fair,” the Enable America workshop will be held Friday, August 24, at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Corporate volunteers from Lowe’s Companies, Eaton Corporation, SAS, LabCorp and Career Pro, Inc. will donate their time and expertise to helping disabled vets and wounded warriors engage with the civilian workforce.
“The Department of Defense drawdown of troops in Iraq and now Afghanistan is resulting in an influx of unemployed veterans, many of whom have been wounded or have a disability,” said Sandy Moonert, North Carolina Program Director for Enable America. “With the third largest military footprint in the country, North Carolina will see a large portion of these veterans who need to re-integrate into the workforce. It’s heartwarming to see HR volunteers from these employers step up to the cause and partner with Enable America to give back to those who are so deserving.“
Enable America is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving employment for wounded warriors, disabled veterans and persons with disabilities. Through Job Seeker Workshops and Career Mentoring Days, those with disabilities who want to work are connected to mentors and employers who can help them achieve their goals. This is the fifth Enable America Job Seekers Workshop in North Carolina over the last two years.
“Prior to my background in career services, I served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and identify with the unique challenges our military faces when it’s time to launch a job search,” said John O’Connor, President of Career Pro Inc. and a panelist at the workshop. “I am honored to serve these heroes by volunteering my time and talent to help them learn best practices for career development.”
The agenda for the Enable America Job Seekers Workshop for Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans in Greensboro includes job search skills and instruction in the morning, and one-on-one career coaching in the afternoon. For more information or to register contact Enable America in North Carolina by phone at 919-345-9933 or register online at the organization’s web site, EnableAmerica.org.
About Enable America: Enable America was established in 2002 by attorney Richard Salem as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment and live independently. The organization’s Community Connections, Business Connections, and VetConnect programs unite members of the disability community and business community to raise awareness and increase employment opportunities for more than 56 million Americans with disabilities, including our nation’s wounded warriors and disabled veterans.