Binghamton University to host Veterans Lunch and Learn Series

2013-09-11

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University’s Center for Innovative and Continuing Education will sponsor a four-part “Hiring Today’s Veterans: Lunch and Learn Series” beginning Friday, Sept. 27. Each individual session will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, as follows: 

Sept. 27: The Benefits of Hiring a Veteran

Oct. 11: Helping Veterans Transition in the Workplace

Oct. 25: Understanding the Military Culture

Nov. 8: Understanding What Services are Available to Veterans

To view the complete schedule with session descriptions, visit:http://binghamton.edu/cice/.

The registration fee for each session is $15 for advanced registration or $20 at the door. Sign up for all four sessions for a total cost of $50.

The August 2013 report from the Congressional Joint Economic Committee shows that Post 9/11 Veteran unemployment in New York is at 10.7%, higher than the national average. The goal of this program is to provide a deeper understanding of the benefits, challenges and needs of today's veteran workforce, as well as provide an understanding of the challenges facing veterans as they look to transition to civilian status and how best to acclimate a veteran to your company.

Binghamton University is committed to providing a veteran-friendly campus and assisting student-veterans with transition into the University and has been recognized nationally as being a military-friendly college.

This series is co-sponsored by the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group. Online registration is available athttp://www.greaterbinghamtonchamber.com. For more information, contact Christine Stezzi at 607-722-4513 or cstezzi@greaterbinghamtonchamber.com.

Last Updated: 9/17/13