Advertising Week, IAVA Host NYC Job Fair for Veterans October 1st

Advertising Week, IAVA Host NYC Job Fair for Veterans October 1st

CONTACT: Hallie Seegal (212) 982-9699 or hallie@iava.org

MEDIA ADVISORY
Friday, September 28, 2012
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Advertising Week, IAVA Host NYC Job Fair for Veterans on October 1stGrey, JWT, Microsoft, NBC, Ogilvy, Y&R and over 20 more companies join
veteran hiring event in Times Square

WHAT: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the nation’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will partner with Advertising Week NYC to host an innovative jobs fair in New York City for veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. The hiring fair is designed to connect Tri-State area veterans with top-notch advertising, production and media firms, supporting their transition from combat to the civilian workforce. This event follows a recent report from the Department of Labor showing post-9/11 veteran unemployment at 10.9% in August, consistently higher than the general population.

Pull quote: “As a Vietnam combat veteran and former Y&R Chairman, I applaud Ad Week NYC and each of these firms for stepping up to support our returning veterans.  I got my first job in the ad industry thanks to a fellow veteran who understood the value of my military service, and I know this event will open many eyes to the invaluable experience these men and women gained during their time in Iraq and Afghanistan. If given the opportunity, their leadership, resourcefulness and creativity will no doubt push the industry forward,” said IAVA Board Chairman, Ed Vick.

WHEN: Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 9:30AM-11:30AM EDT. Media are invited to cover for photos and interviews with IAVA’s Board Chairman and former Chairman of Y&R Ed Vick, IAVA Founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff and unemployed IAVA Member Veterans. Media must RSVP in advance to Hallie Seegal, hallie@iava.org.

WHERE: B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill, 237 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036

WHO: The event is open to veterans of all eras. Veterans who wish to participate can sign up for the event here. Participating employers include: @radicalmedia, AICP, Aegis, AKQA, Chelsea Pictures, Curious Pictures, DDB, Emmis Communications, Grey, GroupM, JWT, Leo Burnett, Maxus, McCann, MDC Partners, Microsoft, Mindshare, Mediabrands, Mediaedge, MediaCom, NBC Universal, Ogilvy, Publicis, Red Car Editorial, R/GA, Uber Content, Universal McCann and Y&R. IAVA’s Board Chairman and former ad executive Ed Vick, Founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff, and unemployed area veterans will be present.

If you are a member of the media who wishes to arrange an interview with IAVA Board Chairman Ed Vick, Founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff or a local IAVA Member Veteran, please contact Hallie Seegal at (212) 982-9699 or hallie@iava.org.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 200,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide.


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