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    Operation Hire Maryland: Veteran Friendly Employer Training Event

    Date: June 4, 2015, 8:30am – 3:00pm
    MDSHRM & Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs/Operation Hire Work Group

    Student Services Center: Room 004
    Community College of Baltimore County
    800 South Rolling Road
    Catonsville, Maryland 21228
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    Who should attend: Small business owners, recruiters for large corporations, human resources managers for public sector government agencies

    Join fellow human resources professionals to learn best practices for creating a proven veteran friendly atmosphere within your department or agency. Last fall, participants in Operation Hire spoke, and we listened. You are looking for more resources and education on:

    • recruitment
    • interviewing
    • resume review
    • onboarding and…
    • supporting your veteran employees

    These strategies and more will be covered during this event.

    You’ll also learn about Operation Hire Maryland: Creating a Veteran Friendly Business Network.

    Learn how to:

    • participate in Operation Hire Maryland
    • join a business network of fellow professionals
    • pledge support for our veterans

    More information on registering to join Operation Hire Maryland coming soon!

    June 8: Operation Hire Participant Registration Opens

    July 1: Operation Hire Maryland Kick Off

    In the meantime, to share job announcements or to learn more about how to recruit, onboard, and support veterans in the workplace, the following resources are available to the business community:

    1. Employer Tool Kit: visit this kit for human resources information.
    2. Maryland Workforce Exchange: visit the exchange to share job announcements.
    3. One Stop Career Center: contact your Local Veterans Employment Representative for veteran recruitment support.
    4. Maryland National Guard Civilian Employment Assistance: contact this Office to share job announcements with our National Guard service members.
    5. MDVA Jobs for Maryland Veterans Email: contact the MDVA at to share job announcements.
    6. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs eBenefits website: visit this site to enroll and share job announcements.

    Operation Hire: Maryland’s 100 Day Veteran Hiring Challenge (2014)

    Operation Hire began in 2014 and ran from June 1 through September 9. The campaign challenged Maryland employers to incorporate or expand upon established veteran hiring initiatives. The final participant tally totalled 184 State Agencies, local jurisdictions and private sector businesses. Throughout the campaign participants were asked to share veteran hires. Two employers were to receive special recognition as a result of their hiring efforts during Operation Hire. The recognition categories and employers are:

    • The employer participant with the most hires (raw count): Lockheed Martin Corporation, 60 hires
    • The employer participant with the largest percentage of hires by workforce size: Jiffy Lube-Pikesville, 9 hires which brought its’ workforce to 50% veterans

    The State Agency which had the largest number of reported veteran hires was the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services with 25 reported hires.

    An after action review was held in October 2014 with participation from State Agencies, community partners, and employer participants.

    A warm thank you is extended to all of the participants during Operation Hire’s inaugural year and for your commitment to supporting our Maryland veterans and families.

    For a listing and map of 2014 employer participants and their locations/contact information, visit the Operation Hire Employer Map.

    For more information on Operation Hire contact:
    Dana Hendrickson
    Director, Outreach and Advocacy
    Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

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