Orion Showcases Benefits of Hiring Veterans at Upcoming Events

National Hiring Conference Connects Military Officers to Career Leadership Positions;
Orion Senior Vice President to Speak on Military Talent at Industry Conference

CARY, N.C.--()--Orion, the nation’s largest military talent firm, keeps Veteran hiring a priority for corporate recruiters seeking to positively impact their companies’ bottom line by adding military talent to their ranks. This month, their efforts continue with a national hiring event and participation in a major manufacturing conference. At 4.5 percent, the Veteran unemployment rate remains below the national average thanks to government programs and the recognition of the value that Veterans bring to the workplace.

Over 100 Career Opportunities Available for Veterans at Orion’s National Distinguished Candidate Conference, March 6-7 at Wyndham Dallas Suites

Since 2006, Orion’s National Distinguished Candidate Conferences have connected thousands of transitioning Military Officers to global organizations looking to develop a strong pipeline of future leaders. In 2016, nearly 600 companies hired military officers for roles in Engineering, Sales, Leadership Development, and Operations Management.

The March 6-7 event is expected to attract nearly 100 top-tier military candidates and over 50 companies, including Lutron, Samsung Austin Semiconductor and Stryker. During the conference, candidates have the opportunity to meet and network with recruiters and hiring managers at planned events outside the formal interview process as well as attend company presentations. Additionally, the Jack Welch Management Institute will attend to present its online MBA program.

“While the climate today for Junior Military Officer hiring is extremely favorable, both employers and transitioning JMOs still face challenges,” states Mike Starich, CEO of Orion. “Many employers lack an understanding of Military Officer backgrounds and encounter difficulties throughout the entire hiring process. This can cause frustration over program results from within a company as well as discourage Officers who have a negative experience.”

Starich added, “Our hiring events address these issues by working with recruiters and hiring managers to assess their talent needs and bring them face-to-face with Officers who have consistently distinguished themselves from their peers in terms of background, education and military performance. Most importantly, we facilitate the match between the employer and the right candidates, and help the employer win those candidates they ultimately select.”

Art Hartman, Senior Military Relations Officer for Stryker, delivers the keynote for the event and will share his transition experience from the Army into the civilian workforce. For more information on this event and upcoming hiring national conferences go to: Distinguished Candidate Conferences.

Orion International Senior Vice President to Address Equipment Manufacturers on Military Labor Solutions

On March 7, Orion Senior Vice President – Strategic Programs, David Coe, will participate in a distinguished panel discussion at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 on alternative sources of skilled labor for the manufacturing equipment industry. From insights into the background and experience of military talent to the development of Veteran outreach campaigns, Coe’s presentation will offer best practices and options for employers interested in developing or improving their Veteran hiring programs.

“While Veterans are a top tier recruiting target for Fortune 500 companies, only a small percentage of Human Resource departments are satisfied with their Veteran hiring programs,” explains Coe. “Unfortunately, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to hiring Veterans and traditional civilian recruiting methods often fall short in reaching military talent.”

Coe added, “In addition to learning which roles are ideally suited to military within their company, it’s important for employers to understand the uniqueness of a Veteran’s job search situation and how to support them in their transition into the civilian world. Putting this knowledge into practice goes a long way in helping to establish high quality military candidate pipelines and filling positions faster.”

Sponsored by the American Equipment Manufacturers Association, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 attracts over 130,000 construction industry professionals from around the world. The event runs from March 7 – 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Orion

Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, Orion provides a total talent solution for businesses nationwide. In response to demand from clients for additional services to improve recruiting processes and internal hiring capabilities, Orion expanded into Skilled Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Optimization with the acquisition of Novotus in 2016. Today, Orion Novotus is an Orion company dedicated to transforming recruitment operations to deliver fundamentally better outcomes. Visit us at www.orioninternational.com.


for Orion
Jess Chipkin, 630.263.9153

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Orion Showcases Benefits of Veteran Hiring at Upcoming Events, Shares How Adding Military Talent to their Team Positively Impacts Companies' Bottom Line


for Orion
Jess Chipkin, 630.263.9153