Overheard

Joshua Wilson at America’s Warrior Partnership Symposium

By Geoff Sadow
September 26, 2019

Meet Joshua Wilson. Former Marine. Licensed attorney. MBA. And now helping veterans find and keep good jobs. In this video, he talks about about a government program that virtually all veterans have access to, but typically have no idea exists.

Joshua tells us that ‘Veterans don’t necessarily excel at selling themselves. They’re not dishonest, right? The military, the entire culture from the air force all the way to the marines is all about being very straightforward about what you expect and what you have to offer. So if you’ve only worked one week on a specific thing, you say, I’ve worked one week on a specific thing, a civilian on the other hand might say, I’ve got some experience.” His hope is for “employers to understand them because the more they understand and the more they can utilize them and there’s this tremendous skilled labor shortage, military veterans are huge chance to really bolster that.”

Joshua served as an Aviation Ordnance Team Leader in the Marines and holds a Juris Doctor Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University and is a licensed Attorney in the State of Georgia.

He is responsible for the management of corporate accounts and maximization of veteran employee retention and recruitment and collaborates with corporate partners to ensure that Warrior Employees are educated and have access to the benefits they deserve.

Organized by America’s Warrior Partnership, the Warrior Community Integration Symposium is an opportunity to share best practices, find innovative solutions, and form new collaborative partnerships to better help the veterans in their communities address the work challenges they sometimes encounter when making the transition to civilian life. 

WorkingNation set up its cameras at the Symposium and interviewed the speakers and attendees about the important issue of helping veterans deal with workforce challenges. You can follow the conversation on our social media under the hashtag #WorkingNationOverheard.

Read more about the event here.

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