Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Has Presence at PACK EXPO Las Vegas
In an effort to connect veterans with employers in need of a skilled workforce, PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 25–27; Las Vegas Convention Center) welcomes the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) (Booth S-8000P) to its PMMI Education and Workforce Development Pavilion.
VETS will take an active role during the NextGEN Networking Fair Sept. 25 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. which offers a one-of-a-kind matchmaking opportunity for PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 exhibitors and attendees to connect with the emerging workforce. With so many talented and skilled veterans out of work, this event is the perfect opportunity for employers to connect with these qualified veterans and guide them into careers in the packaging field.
“As the packaging industry continues to face challenges in finding skilled and qualified workers, this group will spread the message that many veterans have highly transferable skills that could be very valuable to employers in the industry,” says Stephan Girard, director of education and workforce development, PMMI.
With a network of regional offices throughout the country, VETS assists veterans, reservists and National Guard members in securing employment. They are the nationally recognized leader in helping veterans, service members and spouses find good jobs, and preparing them for meaningful careers. VETS provides them with employment resources and expertise, protects their employment rights and promotes employment opportunities via job boards for former military job seekers and employers.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.