Press conference to announce initiative set for Tuesday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2014) — Three regional chambers of commerce are joining together to launch Where Opportunity Knox, an initiative to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs over the next three years.
Representatives from Greater Louisville Inc., the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and One Southern Indiana, as well as the managing partners of the Kentucky/Indiana Exchange (KIX), Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and representatives from supporting employers will be on hand to launch the program during a press conference next Tuesday.
Where Opportunity Knox press conference:
- When: Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m.
- Where: Greater Louisville Inc., 614 West Main Street, Sixth Floor, Louisville, Ky., 40202.
- Who: Speakers winclude Kent Oyler, GLI CEO; Brad Richardson, Hardin County Chamber CEO; Wendy Dant Chesser, One Southern Indiana CEO; Walter Herd, US Army Colonel (Ret); and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
- Why: As regions across the country strive to meet an evolving demand for talent and skills, our region has a unique economic development opportunity to capitalize on veteran talent to meet the workforce needs of regional employers. With a well-coordinated and comprehensive effort to connect employers seeking talent with veterans seeking opportunities, this region can become a veteran talent magnet and leverage it as a distinct competitive advantage for business retention, expansion and attraction.