This event is cosponsored by the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, which is the founder of the Portland Veteran’s Network.
Many employers are aware of the special legal protections veterans of military service have. But there’s a lot more to employing veterans than just understanding USERRA. Veterans can bring significant extra value to the workplace. Sometimes there are difficult personal challenges caused by the military service of a veteran or a family member. Nevertheless, Maine’s veteran offer a potentially underutilized pool of employees with the kind of job skills employers sometimes struggle to find.
Our guest speaker will be Chris Tyll, the chair of the Portland Veterans Network, a former Navy Seal and the owner of Pat’s Pizza in Portland’s Old Port. Chris brings a unique perspective to the value and challenges of employing veterans and will help us develop a better understand of how to enjoy significant benefits from employing this unique class of citizens. We’ll be joined by representatives of the Chamber, and we’ll also provide a refresher on the key elements of federal and state laws affecting veterans in the workplace.
While we certainly prefer to see you in person, we understand that travel and scheduling issues sometimes make attendance difficult. Therefore, all of our breakfast programs will be available for participation by teleconference and webcast. To join via teleconference, simply dial 1 (888) 291-0079 and use the following pass code: 7662181. To view the presentation simultaneously with your conference call, simply click here and enter the information above.
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