CONCORD — The Diversity Workforce Coalition (DWC) will host guest speaker Jo Moncher of the Division of Long Term Supports and Services at the NH Department of Health and Human Services at its special employment event in support of New Hampshire’s military and veteran population.
A networking period Nov. 5 from 5 to 6 p.m. at 2 Delta Dental Drive, Concord, will immediately precede Moncher’s presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
“The transition to civilian life can be a difficult process for our military veterans. It is our responsibility as employers to understand the challenges and revisit the way we hire staff members,” said DWC Board President Tina Sharby.
“For example, it may be easier for civilians than for military members — who often are trained to function as an inextricable part (of) a team — to describe an ‘individual accomplishment’ during a job interview.”
Moncher’s mission is to advance the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workforce through collaboration, education and advocacy.
Her presentation on New Hampshire’s military and veteran population of more than 300,000 will cover best practices for hiring and retaining current and former military members, as well as the realities of PTSD and other mental health issues, stigmas, and military culture.
She will provide information on statewide employment resources and how to access them.
The event is free for members of the Diversity Workforce Coalition, which is comprised of employers and other community members whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training and enhanced networking opportunities. Admission is $25 for nonmembers.
Attendees will be offered hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
To register, go to diversityworkforce.org/event-3408752.