Past Event


Veteran-Employment Programs

How to Build Effective Programs and Make an Impact


8:45 - 10:00 AM EDT

Please join us for a Business Alliance discussion with:

Rep. Tim Walz, (D-MN)
Patrick Murphy, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

According to estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for Gulf War II-era veterans—those who have served since 9/11—was 9.9 percent in 2012. That’s an improvement over 2011, when the rate was over 12 percent, but it still means that 1 in 10 recent veterans can’t find a job, and it is well above the national unemployment rate of 7.9 percent. Join Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and CAP Senior Fellow, former Congressman, and decorated U.S. Army veteran Patrick Murphy (D-PA) for the April Business Alliance roundtable. This off-the-record conversation will focus on successful veteran-employment programs and how the private sector can build initiatives focused on returning veterans to the workforce.

* Breakfast and coffee will be served at 8:45 a.m. The discussion will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Please contact Alison Canavan, Manager, Business Alliance at acanavan@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6262 with questions.