Symposium to teach employers to hire, retain vets

DMG MORI USA hosts The Association for Manufacturing Excellence AME Values Veterans Symposium Friday, March 14, 2014.

March 12, 2014
Manufacturing Group
People/Facilities Machining/Metal Cutting

Hoffman Estates, Ill. – DMG MORI USA announces it will host The Association for Manufacturing Excellence AME Values Veterans Symposium on March 14, 2014, at its U.S. headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The one-day event offers training, coaching, and advocacy for organizations that pledge to hire and retain veterans, transitioning guardsmen and reservists.

The program will teach manufacturing industry best practices for meeting current and future hiring needs through the employment of veterans.

“Our goal is to drive down veteran unemployment while improving business performance through improved workforce productivity,” says Doug Pierce, chief learning officer at DMG MORI Academy. “The leadership, teamwork and global technological skills veterans possess, make them a huge asset to any employer, but their attention and respect for procedures make them uniquely qualified to work in a modern manufacturing environment.”

Presentations are centered on how to hire and retain veterans, exposing truths and myths surrounding employing them and expert panel Q&A.

Speaker lineup includes:

  • Joe Barto: Founder & President TMG Inc.
  • Warren Young: Chairman, ACME Industries
  • Randy Harland: Executive VP, DMG MORI USA
  • Doug Pierce: Chief Learning Officer, DMG MORI Academy
  • Nancy Wajler, Executive Director of Education and Training, Association for Manufacturing Excellence
  • John Caman Jr., Operations Team Leader, StandFast Inc.

“If you are a supervisor, manager, human resources representative, and/or training coordinator, we encourage you to attend and learn more about leveraging this tremendous American resource,” Pierce adds.

Event information:

AME Values Veterans Symposium
Friday, March 14, 2014
8:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.

DMG MORI U.S. Headquarters
2400 Huntington Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

AME member fee:  No Charge
Non-member fee: $75

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Source: DMG MORI U.S.