Workshop helps employers integrate veterans

American flag with business people shaking handsThe Joplin Job Center hosted a workshop geared to employers to empower their role in recruiting and integrating veterans into the local workforce. Held Wednesday, the program covered issues relating to veterans entering or returning to the civilian workplace. By focusing on the transition process employers will reduce the cost of turnover and lost productivity. The full video of the workshop is available below and online.

Yancy Caruthers, military author for the book Northwest of Eden, moderated the workshop. Panelists included Joshua Landers, a veteran advocate for XPO Logistics; Trish Crane, HR and safety manager for Talbot Industries; and Eddie Hukill, a retired/transitioning veteran and former Missouri National Guard recruiter. For information of services available to vets and employers of vets, contact Adrian Hopper by email to, or call 417.625.2767.