One thing is for sure, we owe a lot to our United States veterans. They have put there lives on the line in battle and some have gave the ultimate sacrifice. When veterans come home, over the past several decades, it has been very hard for many of them to come back to normal life and even harder to find jobs. For years, The National Association of State Workforce Agencies has been holding a conference focusing on just that, Veteran jobs. This August 16-18 NASWA will be holding its 2017 Veterans Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in beautiful Washington DC, a quick 10 minute walk from our Washington DC Hotel. What is The National Association of State Workforce Agencies and what does it do? NASWA’s mission and vision is to enhance the state workforce agencies’ ability to accomplish their goals, statutory roles and to be a leading national advocate for workforce development policy. They hold many of these sorts of meetings focused on workforce development all over the United States each year.
What should you expect at the 2017 NAWSA Veterans Conference? In 2016, there were over 370 attendees from over 45 states, including staff from US Department of Labor, Veterans Affairs, and numerous employers and Federal contractors. This is a conference where you will hear from many keynote speakers who will share inspirational messages and also practical information on workforce development. One of the four keynote speakers for this year’s conference is Gail Harris, who is a retired Navy Captain, the first woman in naval history to serve as an Intelligence Officer in a Navy aviation squadron and formerly the highest ranking African American woman in the Navy. No matter if you are a veteran or in the field, this will be a conference you wont want to miss.
If you’re looking at getting away from the conference hotel, check out our DC B&B! We have 12 unique and comfortable rooms where you can get kick your feet up and enjoy your stay in DC. Each morning you are served with a superb breakfast that is included in your stay. Rates start at $149. We look forward to your stay with us!