WASHINGTON, DC (November 29, 2017) — Tomorrow, Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the leading Post-9/11 veterans organization representing more than 400,000 members nationwide, will discuss veterans employment at Amazon’s ‘Future of Work Summit’ in Washington, D.C. IAVA’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Iraq Veteran, Melissa Bryant, will speak on a panel convened by POLITICO, The Future of the Workforce: Veterans in the New Economy. Bryant will join POLITICO’s Bryan Bender, Congresswoman and Post-9/11 veteran Tulsi Gabbard, CNAS’ Phil Carter, and Eric Eversole from the US Chamber of Commerce, to discuss harnessing the skills of a new generation of veterans to thrive in the 21st century economy. Bryant will highlight IAVA’s first in class research and data on Post-9/11 veterans and our advocacy priorities laid out in our Annual Policy Agenda.
“At a moment when Congress is debating the future of our tax code, IAVA is glad to have the opportunity to cut through the noise to discuss the future of veteran employment. Post-9/11 veterans are the future of our workforce, and any conversation about the future of work must be a conversation about the future of veterans,” said Melissa Bryant, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at IAVA. “We are still a nation at war. And veterans are still facing uncertainty in the workforce when they come home. Now is the time to address this growing issue in the veteran community and pave the way for real action on behalf of our vets, and we’re grateful to POLITICO and Amazon for highlighting veterans employment in their conversation about the future of work.”
Who: IAVA Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Melissa Bryant
What: POLITICO’s The Future of the Workforce: Veterans in the New Economy Panel
Where: You can watch a livestream of the POLITICO Hosted Panel online here.
When: Wednesday, November 30, 10:05am
About Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 12th year anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 8,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.
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"Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America...remains the most important organization representing the new generation of veterans." - TIME Magazine
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the premier veterans advocacy and support organization on the planet. Founded by an Iraq veteran in 2004, IAVA is the non-partisan leader in advocacy, public awareness, and 1-on-1 case management support. Our mission is to connect, unite, and empower over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide. We have connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided thousands of veterans of all generations with life-saving and life-changing personalized support from our Masters-level social service professionals.
Learn more at iava.org.