Baird and Kohl’s to Host Virtual Veterans Career Forum
Virtual sessions scheduled Nov. 4-6, aim to support local veterans in career pursuits
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 20, 2020 – Members of Baird’s PATRIOT Associate Resource Group and Kohl’s Veterans Business Resource Group (BRG) are partnering to host a virtual career forum for veterans Nov. 4-6, 2020. Associates from Baird and Kohl’s will provide educational sessions on veteran benefits, personal finance, networking, social media tips and strategies for translating military experience into resume writing and interviews. Registration is now live here.
The closing event will feature a presentation with Mark Concannon, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and author of Mettle & Honor: Wisconsin Stories from the Battlefield, who will share stories of Wisconsin veterans.
“In honor of Veterans Day, we are proud to offer this opportunity to assist veterans with career planning,” said Alex Schneble, Co-Chair of Baird’s PATRIOT Associate Resource Group. “Our goal is to leverage the skills Baird and Kohl’s collectively hold to offer veterans and their family members assistance to successfully transition into the civilian workforce or further their existing civilian career.”
“On behalf of Kohl’s Veterans BRG, we know the value that military experience brings to business positions in companies like Kohl’s, and we are honored to co-host this event to provide helpful career resources to veterans and their families,” said Marc Chini, Kohl’s chief people officer. “We are proud to honor Veterans Day through our associates’ connection and contribution to our community through these important volunteer efforts.”
Baird’s PATRIOT Associate Resource Group supports members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families. A focus for this group is recruiting and retaining veterans at Baird. In honor of Veterans Day, PATRIOT hosts a Veteran Career Forum each year to provide opportunities for networking, social media branding, resume writing and interview coaching. Baird has been named a Military Friendly Employer for 2020 and 2021 and was also recognized by the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce as the 2019 Veteran Employer of the Year and in 2018 Baird’s PATRIOT was recognized as the Veteran Resource Group of the year.
Kohl’s and its Veterans BRG are proud to support active and former military personnel, veterans and their families. In support of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, Kohl’s actively recruits military bases and partners with veteran service organizations to help connect service members and their spouses to careers within our organization. In addition, in 2019, Kohl’s introduced Military Mondays, which was strongly advocated by members of our Veterans BRG and offers a 15% discount for active and former military personnel, veterans and their families every Monday, all year long.
Putting clients first since 1919, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 4,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $305 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2020. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 13 on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at www.rwbaird.com.
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, Kohl’s offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in our stores, online at Kohls.com and on the Kohl's mobile app. Since its founding, Kohl's has given more than $750 million to support communities nationwide, with a focus on family health and wellness. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.
For additional information, contact:
Baird Public Relations
Kohl’s Public Relations