Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Orion's Vice President, Brian Henry Reflects on Veteran Hiring at the Dallas Distinguished Candidate Conference

The Dallas Business Journal recently interviewed Brian Henry, Orion's Senior Vice President of Operations at the Dallas Distinguished Candidate Conference. 

Brian Henry
Senior Vice President of Operations
Orion is the nation’s largest military talent firm, and supports former service men and women in their search for private-sector careers. Since 1991, Orion's Hiring Conferences have connected tens of thousands of transitioning military officers with companies and organizations looking for leaders.

The event in Dallas attracted about 100 top-tier military candidates and approximately 50 companies, including Denton-based Links Construction, as well as Lutron, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, and Stryker. “Most companies can teach people specific skills,” Henry said. “They want that decision making, that initiative, that drive.”

At 4.5 percent, the veteran unemployment rate remains below the national average, thanks to government programs and efforts by corporate America to hire veterans, Henry, a former US Marine Corps Officer, said. "While the climate for veteran hiring is very positive, both employers and service members still face challenges." 

In 2016, companies attending Orion’s conferences nationwide hired nearly 600 military officers for roles in engineering, sales, technology, manufacturing, leadership development, operations management and other areas, with about half of the companies making multiple hires.

During Orion's Hiring Conferences, hiring managers have the opportunity to meet and network with candidates and recruiters at planned events outside the formal interview process as well as attend company presentations. To learn more about hiring veterans and Orion's upcoming conferences, visit us online today.

Read the full article from the Dallas Business Journal here.

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