Veteran-Friendly Employers - 5:12
with James Robert Redford, Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
Posted Nov 02, 2017
In 2016, Veteran-Friendly Employers hired more than 2,700 veterans in Michigan. The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency serves as the central coordinating point for Michigan veterans, connecting those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, to services and benefits throughout the state. MVAA was created by Executive Order 2013-2 and began operations on March 20, 2013, the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom. MVAA is a state government agency and is housed within Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The agency works to identify and break down barriers veterans face in employment, education, health care and quality of life, making Michigan a great place for veterans and their families to call home. The agency aggregates veterans services currently found in 14 state agencies as well as hundreds of community-based veteran programs to create a no wrong door access to benefits and services. James Robert Redford, Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency talks about what it takes to be a veteran-friendly employer. Interview recorded October 26th, 2017.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess Produced by: Greater Boston Newsmakers Team

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