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    May HIHRC Lunch and Meeting - Recruit and Hire Veterans

    Date: May 14, 2014, 11:15am – 1:30pm
    Par-A-Dice Hotel, East Peoria
    $40.00 Non-members; $25 Members; $15.00 Students
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    Presented by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)

    Introductions & Overview of IDES Veterans’ Services Program

    The success of your business depends upon the quality of your employees. But finding the best people for your workforce can be costly and time consuming. The Illinois Department of Employment Security has a solution for reducing cost and risk at the front end of your recruitment efforts: Hire a Veteran First.

    By hiring a U.S Veteran not only are you receiving a highly trained employee with a solid work ethic and proven skills, you qualify your business for tax credits to incentivize hiring a veteran.  Information will be given on how to translate Military Experience to Civilian jobs.  Also, IDES can help you recruit veterans through our trained Veteran Representatives or via our online labor exchange system

    Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

    The purpose of the OFCCP is to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government.

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a Final Rule that makes changes to the regulations implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended (VEVRAA), at 41 CFR Part 60-300.

    A “ VEVRAA CROSSWALK”: Existing Rule vs. Final Rule and how it may affect your business.

    Richard Wuthrich is a 22 year retired U.S. Army veteran having served in the Field Artillery - Multiple Launch Rocket System during Desert Shield / Storm. Richard is currently the Acting Manager of the Veterans’ Services Program with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Richard oversees a team of Veteran Employment Representatives to ensure Veterans statewide receive the necessary tools and resources to obtain gainful employment. Richard promotes the benefits of hiring Veterans to Illinois businesses. In addition, he is the Southwest Area Chair for the Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and has been a member since 2010.  Richard has a Bachelor’s of Science – Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix – St. Louis. Richard resides in Maryville with his wife of 33 years.

    11:15am – 11:30am Registration & Networking

    11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch & Business Meeting

    12:00pm – 1:30pm Program


    This meeting is SPONSORED BY:

    4450 N Prospect Road
    Peoria Heights, IL
    (309) 682-3810


    *This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.