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Wednesday, March 28, 2012         

Isakson, Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus Kick Off 'I Hire Veterans' Initiative
Program Encourages Businesses Across America to Hire Veterans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson today joined fellow members of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus in hosting an event to kick off their "I Hire Veterans" initiative, which encourages members of the Senate and American businesses to show their commitment to hiring veterans by displaying a simple logo - "I Hire Veterans" -  in their offices.

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis also joined the members of the caucus for the kickoff, where she expressed her support for the caucus' efforts to put our returning servicemembers back to work. Officials from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, representatives from veterans and military service organizations and the private sector also attended.

As of today, 29 senators from both political parties have joined the caucus. All 29 senators have hired a veteran or a veteran's family member and proudly display the "I Hire Veterans" logo in their offices. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., launched the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus on February 7 of this year with Senator Mark Kirk. R-Ill. In addition to being part of the caucus, Isakson also is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

"I am proud to join my colleagues in promoting this critically important program to ensure that the men and women who fought to protect our freedoms can find work when they return to civilian life," said Isakson, who is himself a veteran and who has four veterans on his staff. "The men and women who have served in uniform bring unique skills and training to the workforce, and I encourage all businesses to hire veterans, just as I have done in my own office."

Each member of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus has made a public and personal commitment to hire veterans, and each has a veteran or family member working in their offices. The caucus is urging the public to get involved with the "I Hire Veterans" initiative by making a similar commitment to hiring veterans, and by downloading and displaying the "I Hire Veterans" logo in their place of business. The "I Hire Veterans" logo is attached and available for download at Manchin.senate.gov.

 

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