Sears Holdings Corp. announced its plan to host its first-ever Invite a Veteran to Work Day on Nov. 6. The event will take place at its headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., as well as 1,800 other Sears and Kmart locations across the nation.
The event is designed to honor vets, provide them with an educational tour of the company's operations and offer support for transitioning into the civilian workforce. Additionally, attendees will be encouraged to apply for various career opportunities with Sears.
"We recognize the key role the veteran community plays in the workforce as evidenced by our 30,000 veteran associates, many of whom are still serving in the National Guard and the Reserve forces," said Sherry Nolan-Schultz, VP talent acquisition and diversity. "We invite all veterans to join us on this unique day to learn more about our company, career opportunities and workforce re-entry strategies."
Veterans will be able to participate in sessions on transition strategies, as well as LinkedIn, resume and interviewing workshops. Additionally, the six-hour event will include a campus tour and lunch with a senior executive.
The event was created in support of the White House's Joining Forces initiative, as well as to provide additional opportunities for spouses through the Military Spouse Employment Program and Joining Forces.