Veteran Employers Summit to Provide Resources and Tools for Recruiting Service Members

Employers are willing to hire veterans, but the resources, tools and practices to recruit them are often weak. To help employers better translate veterans’ skills from military to civilian terms and provide additional learning opportunities, several organizations, including Fortis Energy Services, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Job Service North Dakota, Minot State University and the North Dakota Petroleum Council are teaming up to host the inaugural Veteran Employer Summit.

The half-day event will include discussions on recruiting veterans, understanding how military skills fit with hiring needs, dispelling myths of veteran mental health issues, and continued education opportunities and partnerships for businesses and veterans. 

“Veteran employees are some of our most competitive assets, and Fortis Energy Services has worked diligently over the past several years to provide employment opportunities and further leverage their contributions in leadership, dedication, and ingenuity,” said Nathan Conway, CEO of Fortis Energy Services, the lead organizer for the summit. “This summit will help take our efforts a step forward by helping provide other companies the information they need to help connect qualified veterans with career opportunities.”

The summit is being modeled after the successful summits hosted by Fortis Energy Services in Michigan to increase the recruitment of veterans within the oil and gas industry. The summit will take place on November 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Minot State University Student Center in Minot, N.D. Registration for the event is free and all business owners, human resource professionals, recruiters, decision makers and others involved or interested in veteran employee recruitment and retention in any industry are encouraged to attend.

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