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Media Advisory: Governor LePage & First Lady to Announce Support for Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign

September 15, 2015

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531, Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

Governor Paul R. LePage and First Lady Ann LePage will lend their support to the Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign at a news conference at the Blaine House on Wednesday afternoon.

The Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign will take place over 100 days with the goal of committing at least 100 employers to recruit veterans with the result of at least 100 veterans hired. The Governor will announce the number of employers enrolled to date. The campaign officially kicked off on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2015.

The campaign provides support for employers to expand the hiring of veterans, to include a network of state and federal agencies, resources and nonprofits; education on military language and culture; assistance with recruiting, hiring, assimilation and retention; a Veteran Hiring Toolkit and recognition for the hiring and advancement of veterans.

More information about the campaign is available at: http://www.maine.gov/labor/news_events/article.shtml?id=655614.

Follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter: #MaineHireAVet.

When:
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
4 p.m.

Where:
Blaine House, Augusta

Project Partners:
The Maine Department of Labor and its CareerCenters, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, Hero2Hired, Veterans Inc., VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, VA Veterans Homeless Program, VA Office of Rural Health and the Maine Bureau of Veterans Service.

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