Thursday, March 14, 2013

Michelle Obama Tells Business Roundtable to Hire Veterans

Michelle Obama speaking to Business Roundtable
in Washington, DC on March 13, 2013.
Photo from White House blog site.
Here at American Jobs for America’s Heroes we know that hiring military veterans and members of the National Guard makes good business sense.
And someone else knows it too – someone who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Yesterday, at the quarterly meeting of the Chief Executive Officers of the Business Roundtable in Washington, DC, First Lady Michelle Obama urged business leaders from some of the world’s largest companies to hire veterans, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Soldiers, Mrs. Obama said, have skills and values “you simply can’t teach anywhere else – a relentless commitment to excellence, the ability to juggle multiple priorities, the wherewithal to meet deadlines under every circumstance imaginable.”
The First Lady has long been a champion of assisting the brave men and women who protect our country as they make the sometimes difficult transition back to civilian life. 
At yesterday’s event she called on the business leaders in attendance from companies including Wal-Mart, American Express, and FedEx to “think outside the box” and “make big, bold commitments to hire our veterans and military spouses.”
You can watch a video of her remarks on the White House blog site.

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