North Shore-LIJ Focuses on Hiring Veterans

 GREAT NECK, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Health System’s ongoing commitment to helping  military veterans transition back into civilian life included the hiring of nearly 200 veterans so far this year.

The North Shore-LIJ Health System not only provides veterans and their families with critical services that they need such as mental healthcare, but has also given them employment opportunities. The health system’s talent acquisition and workforce readiness divisions have been hosting workshops to help veterans better translate their military experience into a civilian career path. North Shore-LIJ has also created a guide called “From Barracks to Business: Translating Military Skills to Career Success” to help veterans better navigate the job market. North Shore-LIJ has also been holding recruitment sessions specifically for veterans, including one on Oct. 30 where approximately 60 veterans were interviewed for various positions throughout the health system.

Last year, the workforce readiness division also created the Veteran College Network, which includes several Long Island and New York City colleges, to help those returning veterans find jobs.

 “Our veterans have done so much for our country and we want to give back to them as much as we can,” said Cheryl Davidson, North Shore-LIJ’s director of workforce readiness.

 For North Shore-LIJ employees who are active service members, the health system pays them the difference between their military and health system salaries while they are on military leave. In addition, North Shore-LIJ’s office of diversity, inclusion and health literacy created a business employee resource group last year so that veterans, military service members, their families and those interested in veterans’ affairs could gain more of a sense of community. This group is called Veterans and Allies: Liaisons of Reintegration (VALOR).

To learn more about veteran hiring opportunities within the North Shore-LIJ Health System, contact the Office of Military and Veterans’ Services at 516-562-3235.

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