R.I. Business Leadership Network forum on Hiring and Retaining Veterans, Nov. 9

Learn how to recruit, hire and retain veterans at the forum “Hiring and Retaining Veterans,” a Rhode Island Business Leadership forum presented in cooperation with the Veteran’s Administration. The event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the New England Institute of Technology, Hall of Fame Room, 2480 Post Road, Warwick.


The forum will offer employers and human resource professionals the opportunity to learn about local resources available to them, their veteran employee, and the employee’s family. Resources to support hiring and retaining veterans with disabilities will also be discussed.

• Rhode Island resources for hiring and retaining veterans
• Employing veterans with disabilities, including job accommodation
• How military duties have transferable skills to the civilian workforce
• Employment resources available to veterans
• Resources to support employees being deployed
• Resources for families

Panel members include Micaela Black, Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Nicole Hosford, Providence VA Medical Center; Brian LaFauci, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR); James White, R.I. Dept. of Labor & Training; and a veteran representative. The local office of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs will be represented by Mr. Kim Wennermark, supervisor, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Division.

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Business Leadership Network, Department of Veteran Affairs; HRMRI, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); Southern R.I. HR Council; R.I. Department of Labor & Training; Department of Human Services – Office of Rehabilitation Services; State Rehabilitation Council; Governor's Commission on Disabilities; Rhodes to Independence and Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at RIC.

Fee is $25. Register online at http://sherlockcenter.RIBLNNov9.sgizmo.com. Deadline for registration is Oct. 31 (late registration if space permits). For more information, contact Vicki Ferrara at (401) 456-8092 or vferrara@ric.edu.

The RI Business Leadership Network (RIBLN) is a business-to-business network of Rhode Island employers working to increase employment of people with disabilities.