According to the Department of Labor, 10.9% of post-9/11 veterans are unemployed in America right now. In an effort to support veterans as they transition out of the military and into new careers, IAVA is working with a number of best in class partners who are committed to connecting veterans with job opportunities, career resources and much more. Be sure to head over to The Rucksack to see what resources, services, and events we have open for IAVA Member Veterans around the country.
As part of our continued efforts to connect veterans with employment support programs and resources, IAVA is working with PIMCO to give IAVA Member Veterans an insider's look at the financial services industry.Not an IAVA member, yet? Make sure you don't miss out on our empoyment program opportunities and other critical transition resources. Become a member today. Signing up is free and easy.
After kicking off IAVA’s new partnership with Lincoln Center at Midsummer Night Swing, IAVA members were invited to see the Paris Opera Ballet perform the classic and romantic story “Giselle” at Lincoln Center on Saturday, July 14.
On Wednesday, July 4th, IAVA member veterans, along with their friends and family, enjoyed spectacular Independence Day celebrations from coast to coast. At The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA IAVA member veterans turned out in droves to celebrate the holiday, enjoying thrilling live motorcycle stunts, a drum and bugle corps ensemble, and delicious food.
On Wednesday, June 6, 175 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their spouses attended IAVA’s second Smart Job Fair in Chicago, IL. Formed through a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment in 2011, IAVA’s partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes is looking to redefine job fairs and to connect this generation of veterans around the country with employers looking to hire and support veterans in their civilian careers and with critical employment transition and support resources.
From Arlington National Cemetery to The Presidio to the USS Intrepid, IAVA members and supporters united on the ground this Memorial Day for ceremonies and parades to honor the fallen. In addition to coming together in their local communities, tens of thousands of Americans pledged to #GoSilent at 12:01pm to remember those who have served our country.
On May 3rd in San Francisco, IAVA local leaders and Storm the Hill 2012 Alumni, Jessi Tseng and Mike Liguori joined Levi's on their annual company service day. This event, which is organized by HandsOn Bay Area (HOBA), brings employees and veterans together to sort through a warehouse of goods that are to be given to local area vets in need. After sorting for hours, more than 60 boxes of new and lightly used clothing was turned over to IAVA and two other local veterans nonprofits.
IAVA began its week at California State University - Northridge participating in their first annual Veterans Resource Fair. Dozens of IAVA members were on hand to learn about the benefits offered and to learn more about the amazing work IAVA is doing in Southern California. IAVA’s Chief of Staff, Derek Bennett, was also on hand to give the keynote address in front of all the veterans in attendance, highlighting the important work of IAVA.
On Saturday, April 21, more than 150 IAVA members joined together in honor of the legacy and sacrifice of Pat Tillman by running in Pat’s Run and Pat’s Run Shadow Runs around the country. From The Presidio in San Francisco to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ to the USS Intrepid in New York, IAVA members and supporters ran, walked and remembered Pat’s life.