WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has joined the Congressional Veterans Job Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral caucus dedicated to decreasing the unemployment rate of the nation’s veterans and educating other members on the subject. The caucus is led by U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) in the Senate, and by U.S. Reps. Tim Walz (MN-1) and Jeff Denham (CA-19) in the House.
“Our veterans in Georgia and all across this great country have earned our unwavering support,” said Chambliss. “They have put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom – ensuring that the nation we love remains the greatest in the world. Our job is not only to protect our soldiers while they are serving, but also when they come home. I’m proud to work with my colleagues to reduce veteran unemployment and help our heroes find work.”
In order to directly address employment-related issues, the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus has four objectives:
- Develop a robust congressional “I Hire Veterans” program, which will invite senators and representatives to display the “I Hire Veterans” logo if they have a veteran or a current serving member of the National Guard and Reserves on their personal, state or committee staff. The logo can be displayed in a Senate or House office, on business cards, or anywhere members choose;
- Hold monthly member- or staff-level events to share information on veterans employment initiatives;
- Monitor veterans employment issues by working with constituents, government and service organizations to help provide solutions;
- Work with local, state and national employers on a comparable “I Hire Veterans” program.
The caucus is endorsed by 26 military service organizations, including the American Legion, American Veterans (AMVETS) and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). For more information, and to find out how your business can help, click here.