Fourth Annual Veterans on Wall Street Symposium and Resource Fair Attracts Record Number of Military Veterans and Service Members
Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS), a consortium of major financial institutions including Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, held their fourth annual Veteran Employment Symposium and Resource Fair on November 5th in New York City. The event attracted more than 700 transitioning service members and their families, military and government leaders, veterans support organizations and others who have a shared interest in veterans’ employment issues.
The annual conference aims to raise awareness of the value of veterans in the civilian workforce, offers workshops to transitioning service members and their families, and is an opportunity to share best practices regarding veteran recruitment and retention among institutions.
“The fourth annual Veterans on Wall Street Symposium and Resource Fair served as an another opportunity to show thanks to our brave men and women in uniform,” said Suni Harford, Citi’s Regional Head of Markets for North America. “Since its inception, VOWS has raised millions of dollars to assist military members as they transition back into civilian life. Although we can never fully honor their tremendous courage and sacrifice, we remain committed to supporting veterans, service members and their families.”
Jacques E. Brand, CEO of Deutsche Bank North America, added, “We’re proud to be a founding sponsor of VOWS and a longstanding supporter of this incredible event. The conference continues to provide a unique networking opportunity for veterans and showcases the invaluable skills our service men and women bring to corporate America.”
“We are thankful for the support and participation from our partners across both the public and private sectors in making the 2014 VOWS Symposium and Resource Fair a success,” said Gary Giglio, region head of U.S. Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs. “With more than 700 veteran attendees and corporate participants this year’s event, we are pleased to see continued progress toward our efforts to raise awareness across the private sector, innovate the way we develop and tap into the skills and experience of the veteran talent pool, and commitment to recognizing and supporting our country’s service members and their families.”
For more information of VOWS, please visit www.veteransonwallstreet.com.
About Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS)
Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) is an initiative dedicated to honoring former military personnel and employees currently in the United States Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry. The consortium of founding member banks includes Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit www.veteransonwallstreet.com or follow @VeteransonWS on Twitter.
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