Summit teaches employers about hiring veterans

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Employers from across the valley were educated on hiring veterans Wednesday, Oct. 8.

The Workforce Veteran Employer Summit took place at the National Infantry Museum's Heritage Hall.

The summit educated participants on available resources in Georgia, which assist veterans with finding jobs in the state.

"We help the employers identify best practices that other corporations are using in their veteran hiring programs," said Col. Gus Huerter, garrison commander at Ft. Benning. "To be able to establish those programs so that they're not only hiring a vet but they're hiring the right vet."

About 100 representatives for 40 local and national businesses attended the program.

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