Troops continue to find opportunities through Employer Support of Guard and Reserve

bannerThe Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office is posting a three-part series regarding Kentucky’s ESGR program and the opportunities it helps create for Kentucky Guardsmen and fellow veterans.

Staff Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is the lead Defense Department agency promoting cooperation and understanding between civilian employers and their National Guard and Reserve employees.

Kentucky’s ESGR seeks career opportunities to unite employers with Service members throughout the Commonweath.


Upcoming Career Events in October include:

Manufacturer and Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon

When: October 3, 2014 — 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: The Seelbach Hilton, Louisville

Speakers: Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson, Mayor Greg Fischer 16 Oct Military to Manufactures luncheon

Military to Manufacturing: Get Skills to Work in Kentucky

When: October 16, 2014

Where: Gateway Community & Technical College Convening Center, Boone Campus, Florence

Speakers: Heather French Henry, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, Major General (Retired) D. Allen Youngman

Co-presented by KAM, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and Gateway Community & Technical College, this extended luncheon event focuses on our military veterans rising to fulfill the needs of manufacturers who have opportunities for engineers, managers, and production careers. This disciplined, mature and “work-ready” workforce is a natural solution to having an ample talent pipeline for the future.

Click here for more information regarding manufacturing career opportunities and venues.

Established in 1972, ESGR operates within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. The agency’s responsibilities fall into three categories: Increasing awareness of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, recognizing outstanding support of employers for their Guard and Reserve employees, and resolving workplace conflict through mediation.

ESGR seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve. For more information about ESGR, go to:

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