A policy roundtable to help returning akes place today. Local veterans and business leaders will join State Senator David Carlucci at "Getting Our Veterans Back to Work" program. Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) will host the region’s first ever Veterans' ThoughtRaiser, a policy focused roundtable to generate ideas and solutions to increase employment opportunities for armed forces personnel returning home.
The ThoughtRaiser will explore what the federal and state government is doing or not doing to better veterans prospects of employment in today's bleak job market. The discussion will focus on a multitude of issues and bills currently being debated in the New York State legislature that could benefit both veterans and their families. The roundtable will also explore what types of business , economic, and tax incentives should be implemented to foster innovation and growth.
Business groups, companies throughout Rockland, veteran’s organizations, and members of the Senator’s Veteran's Advisory Committee will offer their suggestions. According to a statement form Carlucci, the end result is to put policy into action through legislation in Albany, as well as compile a detailed white paper and/or policy report that will outline a strategic way to deal with the unacceptably high level of unemployment among veterans.
Among those expected to attend are:
- Director of Rockland County Veteran Service Agency Jerry Donnellan
- President & CEO, Women Veterans Association of the Hudson Valley Angela Vasser Cooper
- The Council of Industry Executive Vice President Harold King
- Rockland Economic Development Corp. President & CEO Michael DiTullo
- Accelerated Advertising's Al Garlick;
- Veteran and Member of Senator Carlucci’s Senior Advisory Committee Steven Quinones
- Bill Mahan, 2012 New York State Senate Veteran Hall of Fame Inductee and Veterans community leader
The morning meeting in Pearl River will be held at the Rockland Economic Development Corporation's headquarters.