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    Employing Veterans

    Date: June 23, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Lona Christensen (SDNG)
    Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
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    Learn why employing military members, veterans and their family members is a good business practice.  Identify how to access a large pool of these job seekers and ways to support service members and their families during periods of military leave.

    1. Click here to register for this event(Registration opens up after the previous month's meeting)

    REGISTRATION closes for this event Sunday, June 21 at 11:59pm. Meal preferences will be allowed until Tuesday, June 16 at 11:59pm. 

    2. Click here to pay online by credit card for this event.  You may also choose to pay via credit card, cash, or check at the door as well.

    MAJ Lona Christensen Bio

    MAJ Lona Christensen is the Executive Director for the South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee (ESGR) and has served in this capacity since 2004. She has a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Dakota Wesleyan University.  She became a certified Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Ombudsman in 2005 and has been mediating USERRA cases since. MAJ Christensen joined the Army National Guard in 1998 and has served as an Ordnance officer, Public Affairs officer, Logistics officer and currently serves as the Selective Service Officer for western South Dakota.  In her civilian career she has been a Victim Advocate, Juvenile Court Tracker, Family Based Counselor and a Child Protective Services Investigator and Case Manager.  She is married and has one daughter.

    Approved for 1.0 PDC (Professional Development Credit)

     Approved for 1.0 General Recertification Credit

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