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For Immediate Release
Contact: Bob Becker
Telephone: (712) 262-1971 ext. 126

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Military in the Workplace: Supporting Returning Veterans & Their Families

ALGONA, IOWA - The Kossuth County Employers’ Council (ECI) will be meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Iowa Lakes Community College, 2111 Hwy. 169 N., Algona, Iowa. All employers, human resource personnel, accounting, payroll, and other staff members are invited to attend. Featured speakers will be the various ESGR (Employer Support of Guard and Reserve) liaisons.

Featured program will be “Military in the Workplace: What Employers Can Do to Support Returning Veterans and Their Families”

The ESGR mission is to gain and maintain support from all public and private employers for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserves through education, consultation, and mediation.

Seminar Highlights:

• Learn steps you can take to assist returning service members in your business.
• Discover resources available to employers with returning veterans and their families.
• Get updates on the law relating to the rights of veterans and to their employment.
• Hear perspectives from an employee who returned from the war and an employer who hires military veterans.

Questions will be entertained by the various ESGR speakers.

Pre-registration is requested by Friday, February 22, 2008 to Bob Becker, (712) 262-1971 ext. 126 or . The meal is free and there is no charge for the program. If you register, please attend. A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees for recertification purposes.

The Kossuth County Employers’ Council is a local employer group supported by Iowa Workforce Development Region 3 and 4, and is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. This employer’s group addresses workforce issues, and provides both educational and networking opportunities for employers and human resource professionals. Contact Bob Becker at if you have questions about this training session or about the Kossuth County Employers’ Council.

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