Public Media Connects Veterans and Employers
Public television and radio stations are collaborating with community-based partners to prepare veterans for civilian jobs and help employers understand how to recruit and retain veterans.
Employing more veterans in Detroit, Michigan
Because of their work with Detroit Public Television, more employers know how to work with veterans and more veterans are connecting with job opportunities.
Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is addressing veteran employment, recruitment, and retention through a series of "Hiring 101" videos, job fairs, training, and resources. The effort is in collaboration with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, Detroit-based veterans service organizations, and the local Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Army veteran Kateesha Hubbert was recruited by Rousch Enterprises to work as an instrumentation technician at the full service engineering and design firm. "We knew (because of her military training) that she could work with precision equipment," says David Dunckel, Rousch's Veterans Initiative Project Manager. "We have a responsibility to attract veterans into the workplace,” he adds.
“I wouldn’t call it a job, I would say it's a career.”
— Army veteran Kateesha Hubbert