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July 2012 proclaimed Hire the Veteran Month
Governor Mark Dayton proclaims July "Hire a Veteran" month
Today, Governor Mark Dayton officially proclaimed July 2012 "Hire a Veteran Month."
"Hiring veterans is one of the best investments businesses can make in the future success of their companies and of our state," Governor Mark Dayton said. "Veterans have the skills Minnesota employers are looking for, including leadership, intelligence, dedication, and loyalty. They also have proven their abilities to perform at the highest levels under all kinds of pressures and conditions."
Dayton continued: "I urge Minnesota businesses and other employers to make special efforts this month to hire veterans. They have earned it, and your organizations will be the better for it."
The "Hire a Veteran" month proclamation officially kicked off the Minnesota Veterans Career Fair, an event sponsored by the Department of Employment and Economic Development, in partnership with the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Over 1,000 current and former veterans and 120 Minnesota businesses with employment opportunities are expected to participate in the event held at the Earl Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN.
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