WHAT: The Texas Medical Center will host a job fair for military veterans on May 8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Hornberger Conference Center, 2151 W. Holcombe Blvd.
Of the 54 member institutions of Texas Medical Center, UTHealth, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, and The Methodist Hospital System will be among the hiring organizations present.
WHO: Active duty service members, military veterans, and family members are encouraged to attend to find out about available job opportunities in the health care community.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Hornberger Conference Center, 2151 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
PARKING: Free parking for attendees is available in Texas Medical Center Garage #8 attached to the Hornberger Conference Center.
The veterans employment initiative, “Hiring: Red, White & You!” established by the Texas Medical Center, has reached an impressive milestone of 1,039 jobs for former military members in April 2013.
“The member institutions of the Texas Medical Center took this initiative to heart and quickly mobilized, making it their mission to remove roadblocks to employment for veterans,” said Robert C. Robbins, M.D., Texas Medical Center president and chief executive officer. “This milestone says a great deal about our appreciation for the sacrifices military men and women have made for our country.”
In January 2012, the member institutions of the Texas Medical Center recognized the challenges facing veterans re-entering civilian life and the workforce. Led by Korean War Veteran James H. “Red” Duke Jr., M.D., retired Army Colonel John B. Holcomb, M.D., and Air Force Veteran Richard E. Wainerdi, they joined forces to help veterans transfer the skills and abilities developed in the armed forces to jobs in the Texas Medical Center health care community.
“Overall, nearly one in 12 of our nation’s heroes can’t find a job to support their families, and don’t have work that provides them with the confidence and pride that is so critical to their transition home,” said Holcomb, who also is a trauma surgeon at the UTHealth Medical School and Memorial Hermann-TMC. “Our service members who fight to protect our freedoms abroad shouldn’t have to fight for jobs when they return home.”
For more information on the Hiring: Red, White & You! initiative, visit http://hiringredwhiteandyou4veterans.com.