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REED CONVENES MANUFACTURING CAUCUS FOR “HIRE VETS” FOCUS

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Washington, DC, September 8, 2014 | comments

Tom Reed plans to convene the House Manufacturing Caucus this week to look for ways to help match up district manufacturers with local veterans looking for work. Reed and his Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chair Tim Ryan (D-OH) will meet Wednesday with panelists to identify ways to lower the unemployment rate among veterans.  

“Our goal is to better prepare veterans for the work environment and also see that the work environment is prepared for veterans,” Reed said of the planned caucus meeting. “We can all help to serve and care for veterans better by listening to these experts and pool resources to put our nation’s heroes back to work.”  

Panelists from district manufacturer Nucor, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and job training centers will talk about best practices and ways to coordinate resources to place veterans in jobs.

“We’re bringing these experts together to hear directly from them how to help veterans find meaningful jobs and what resources will get them into those positions,” Reed continued. “It’s right and fair that we stand with them not only when they are deployed but when they come home.”

Reed pointed to RAMI, his Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, as a vehicle to add U.S. manufacturing jobs for Americans, including veterans. “RAMI is a great way to give veterans the opportunity to ‘make it here and sell it there’ while tackling the unemployment rate among veterans.”

With over 100 bipartisan Members, the House Manufacturing Caucus covers a wide range of issues facing districts all across the country. The caucus has previously hosted panels on workforce development, national defense and Reed’s Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act with district representatives from Dresser-Rand, Lockheed Martin, Finger Lakes Community College, G.W. Lisk and more.

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