Huntsville, AL
Von Braun Center - East Hal...
Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event Huntsville presented in association with Still Serving Veterans at 2014 AUSA Winter Symposum and Exposition
From  Wed, February 19, 2014 at 9:00AM (Central)
To  Thu, February 20, 2014 at 4:00PM
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EVENT DETAILS
                                         
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration has closed on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Anyone needing to register is welcome to do so onsite at the event. Enter East Hall #3 and look for tables labeled "Onsite Registration."
 
About the Event
The American Freedom Foundation will host a Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event presented by SourceAmerica and GES in association with Still Serving Veterans in conjunction with the 2014 AUSA Winter Symposium & Exposition on February 19 – 20, 2014 in Huntsville, AL.  This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans find jobs.  The event will bring together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our veterans.  Attending veterans will have the chance to talk with employers and submit qualifications.

In addition to the hiring event, Warriors To The Workforce will include workshops for veterans each day providing resources and information on subjects such as mental readiness, confidence building, networking and presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, career planning through goal setting, translating military skills and training into civilian life and corporate experience, among others.
 

Facts about 2014 AUSA Winter Symposium & Exposition
  • Huntsville is home to 909 defense contractors who collectively provide $5.6 billion in defense contracts for the U. S. Government.
  • Featured Command for 2014 Winter Symposium will be the U. S. Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal.
  • A central focus of this symposium is on preparing the Army for an unpredictable global security environment out to the year 2020 and beyond – while continuing the transition from combat operations in the US Central Command Area of Responsibility
 
Hiring Event Daily Exhibit Hall Schedule
0800  Exhibitor set-up and registration
0900  Opening remarks & welcome (East Hall #3 & Workshops)
1200  Break for lunch (exhibit booths remain open)
1600  Exhibitor break down/end

 
Participating Companies

Alabama Department of Corrections
The Angelo Group, Inc.
ARES Corporation
Booz Allen Hamilton
Camber
Canvas Incorporated
Davidson Technologies
DirecTV
ESD Truck Driving School
First Command Financial Services
Fluor
GasTOPS, Inc.
Global Recruiters of Huntsville
Lockheed Martin
Mitchell Industrial Contractors, Inc.
NMR Consulting
Oral Arts Dental Laboratory
Phoenix
SourceAmerica
Still Serving Veterans
West Corporation
WHNT News 19
Yulista

 
Workshop Schedule (same each day)
0900 – 1030 "Job Search Strategies" by Nancy Bates with Jacobs 
1030 – 1200 "Financial Planning for the Job Search" by Walt Boost with Edward Jones
1300 – 1430 "LinkedIn and Social Media" by David McElhaney with Global Recruiters of Huntsville  
1430 – 1600 "Transition Tips, Resume Writing, Interviewing" by Jennifer Veal with Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
 

 
****Important Information for Exhibitors****
  • Veterans admission is free;
  • Exhibitor pricing listed herein are per day prices and include two people to work the booth each day;
  • Due to space restrictions, we will only accommodate enough companies over the two-day period to fill 60 exhibit spaces;
  • A company can reserve space for 1 - 2 days of the event;
  • Each participating company must have job descriptions available.
 
****Important Information for Veterans****
  • Be prepared to meet employers;
  • Dress for success;
  • Bring enough resumes (Both private and government);
  • Arrive early as registration may take some time and we want you to be ready to go at 0900;
  • Peruse websites for housing, parking, directions, etc.;
  • Peruse websites of participating companies to get an idea of job availability and descriptions.
 
Travel Information
Housing/Hotels
Directions/Travel to Von Braun Center

Conference Websites
Warriors to the Workforce
2014 AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition

Event Partners
This event would not be possible without the support and efforts of the following organizations:
  • About American Freedom Foundation 
    In return for their service and sacrifices made for our country, the American Freedom Foundation believes veterans, military service members, and their families are deserving of support that empowers and enables them to lead confident and productive lives.  AFF serves and supports them by building awareness and understanding of their service, sacrifice and needs through partnerships with military focused organizations and always will be relentlessly driven to bettering the lives of these heroes and their families.  
    www.americanfreedomfoundation.org
  • About AUSA   
    AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.  AUSA represents every American Soldier by: Being the voice for all components of America's Army; Fostering public support of the Army's role in national security; Providing professional education and information programs. As the premier voice for America's Soldiers, we are a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world's best Army.  
    www.ausa.org 
  • About SourceAmerica™
    SourceAmerica™ is a national nonprofit that creates job opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce: people with significant disabilities. We are the vital link between this exceptional workforce, the network of community-based nonprofits, and the Federal government and commercial companies that need the products and services they provide. SourceAmerica is an AbilityOne® authorized enterprise.  
    www.sourceamerica.org
  • About GES
    Global Experience Specialists is a global events company that produces trade shows, exhibits, events, retail spaces, installations, and entertainment activations.  GES creates unique experiences that activate brands and connect them to customers across the globe. By reimagining your brand story as a great adventure, and activating it through a real-world experience, we help you attract not just an audience, but friends, fans and evangelists for your brand.  
    www.ges.com
  • About Still Serving Veterans 
    Still Serving Veterans (SSV) is an Alabama-based Veterans’ service organization that empowers Veterans, wounded warriors and their families to optimally transition into meaningful new careers and post-military lives with all the benefits and services that they have earned.  Founded in 2006, SSV has served more than 10,000 Veterans and their families nationally.  Since 2007, SSV has secured over $78 million in additional benefits, services, and salaries for their one-on-one case managed Veteran clients.  SSV is recognized nationally as well as a center of excellence for Veterans reintegration and optimization of Veteran services.  
    www.stillservingveterans.org
 
 

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