WARRIORS TO THE WORKFORCE WASHINGTON DC

"BE A PART OF ONE OF THE LARGEST PROFESSIONAL DEFENSE FORUMS AND EXPOSITIONS IN THE WORLD!"
                                     
Is recruiting veterans part of your hiring plan?
 
Are you a veteran or transitioning military service member looking for your next career?
 
Let the American Freedom Foundation be your resource for bringing together terrific employers with trusted veterans, transitioning military service members and their spouses.
 
(Please see important information below)
 
(Please see important information below)
 
                 

       

About the Event
The American Freedom Foundation will host Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event presented by SourceAmerica™ in conjunction with the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition on October 13 - 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.  This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning military service members and spouses find meaningful employment.  The event will bring together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our veterans.  Attending veterans will have the chance to talk with employers and submit qualifications.

In addition to the hiring event, Warriors To The Workforce will include a variety of workshops for veterans each day providing resources and information on subjects such as mental readiness, confidence building, networking and presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, career planning through goal setting, translating military skills and training into civilian life and corporate experience, among others.
 
Veterans, military service members and spouses admission is free
 
Participating Companies:  
0800  Exhibitor set-up and registration
0900  Opening remarks & welcome (Exhibit Hall & Workshops)
1200  Break for lunch (exhibit booths remain open)
1600  Exhibitor break down/end
 
Daily Veteran Workshop Schedule
Times
Monday 10.13
Tuesday 10.14
Wednesday 10.15
0900 - 1030
MAURICE WILSON
President/Exec. Director
Reboot Workshops                               "REBOOTing Your Career After
Military Service"
BILL KOCH      Director                                                        Still Serving Veterans
“Job Search Strategies:
Thinking Outside the Box”
 
 
 
BRUCE BENEDICT
Owner
Certified Resume Writer
Battlefield Resumes  "OPERATION: RESUME, 4-Battlefield Phases to a Targeted Resume"
1030 – 1200
IRA KORETSKY
The Chief Storyteller®
“Your Upcoming Tour on
Main Street:  How to
Positively Engage and
Influence Hiring
Managers with Your
Words and Stories”
KIMBERLY OLSEN
First Command
Financial Services
“In Pursuit of Financial
 Security”
 
 
ANDREW McCOY
Business Development Manager
Aerotek
“The Art of Behavioral Interviewing”
1300 – 1430
KIMBERLY OLSEN
First Command
Financial Services
“In Pursuit of Financial
 Security”
 
 
 
IRA KORETSKY
The Chief Storyteller®
“Your Upcoming Tour on
Main Street:  How to
Positively Engage and
Influence Hiring
Managers with Your
Words and Stories”
KEITH REICHLEN
JENNIFER ROBINSON
SAIC
"Creating Your
Professional Brand
Through Your Resume
and Social Media
Profiles”
1430 – 1600
BRUCE BENEDICT
Owner
Certified Resume Writer
Battlefield Resumes  "OPERATION: RESUME, 4-Battlefield Phases to a Targeted Resume"
 
 
 
 
Opening Remarks by
actor, film director, musician, and veterans advocate, GARY SINISE
 
MAURICE WILSON
President/Exec. Director
Reboot Workshops                               "REBOOTing Your Career After
Military Service"
 
 
BILL KOCH
Director                                                        Still Serving Veterans
“Job Search Strategies:
Thinking Outside the Box”
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Jobs Board for Veterans All participating companies will provide at least ten job descriptions for positions seeking immediate hires.  Jobs will be posted during the conference on an electronic jobs board.
 

Facts about AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition

  • The largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America
  • Over 500 Army & Industry exhibitors using 250,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • Attendees in recent years have included the Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army
  • Professional development forums are held throughout the three days for soldiers, NCOs, officers, Army family members, and industry executives
 
****Important Information for Exhibitors***
  • All exhibitor pricing is per day pricing and subject to change;  Please note discount by participating in more than one day.
  • Companies may register to attend 1-3 days of the conference
  • No more than 20 companies per day will be selected to participate, with a maximum of 60 companies over the three day conference
  • All individual working the exhibitor booths must have an AUSA badge to enter Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event and Exhibit Hall.
  • Arrival Information for Exhibitors:  When you arrive on the first day of the event, please check in at AUSA Registration and get your badge. Then proceed to Booth #261 and check in with the American Freedom Foundation to find out where to set up.
  • Each exhibitor will receive 1 8 ft. table and 2 chairs. Please plan to bring your own tablecloth.
****Important Information for Veterans****
  • Veterans admission is free; 
  • All veterans, military transitioning service members, spouses must have an AUSA Badge to enter Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event and Exhibit Hall.
  • Arrival Information for Veterans:  When you arrive at the event, please check in at AUSA Registration and get your badge. Then proceed to Booth #261 and check in with the American Freedom Foundation.
  • Be prepared to meet employers;
  • Dress for success;
  • Bring enough resumes (Both private and government);
  • Peruse websites for housing, parking, directions, etc.;
  • Peruse websites of participating companies to get an idea of job availability and descriptions.
Travel Information
 
Conference Websites
Warriors To The Workforce:  http://www.warriorstotheworkforcedc.net
2014 AUSA Meeting & Exposition: http://ausameetings.org/2014annualmeeting/
SourceAmerica website:  www.sourceamerica.org/


Map of Washington  Convention Center
and Hiring Event location - BOOTH #261

Event Partners
This event would not be possible without the support and efforts of the following organizations:

About American Freedom Foundation 
In return for their service and sacrifices made for our country, the American Freedom Foundation believes veterans, military service members, and their families are deserving of support that empowers and enables them to lead confident and productive lives.  AFF serves and supports them by building awareness and understanding of their service, sacrifice and needs through partnerships with military focused organizations and always will be relentlessly driven to bettering the lives of these heroes and their families.  Throughout its short history, the American Freedom Foundation has made grants of approximately $1.2 million to more than 30 military organizations and awarded scholarships to military spouses and their dependents through the AFF/Kaplan University scholarship program valued in excess of $5 million. Through the AFF national veterans employment initiative program, Warriors To The Workforce, 1000's of Veterans have been connected to 100's of participating companies for civilian employment opportunities. http://www.americanfreedomfoundation.org

About the Association of the United States Army (AUSA)  
AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.  AUSA represents every American Soldier by: Being the voice for all components of America's Army; Fostering public support of the Army's role in national security; Providing professional education and information programs. As the premier voice for America's Soldiers, we are a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world's best Army.  http://www.ausa.org

About SourceAmerica™
SourceAmerica™ is a national nonprofit that creates job opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce: people with significant disabilities. We are the vital link between this exceptional workforce, the network of community-based nonprofits, and the Federal government and commercial companies that need the products and services they provide. SourceAmerica is an AbilityOne® authorized enterprise.  http://www.sourceamerica.org