On The Hill: Majority Leader Harry Reid Talks Veterans Issues with U.S.VETS Executive Director Shalimar Cabrera

Majority Leader Harry Reid & Executive Director Shalimar Cabrera

Shalimar Cabrera, Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Las Vegas had the opportunity to participate in a Veteran Jobs roundtable in the United States Capitol Building on November 20, 2013 at the request of Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV). In the meeting, she shared the work of U.S.VETS and its commitment to enhancing the lives of veterans during their transition from active duty with Senate Democrats and other leaders from across the country. “I was very honored and humbled to participate in this discussion,” said Cabrera. “Senator Reid has been an avid supporter of our veteran programs for years. He has supported us in our efforts to operate the Homeless Veteran Reintegration program which has been instrumental to us placing thousands of veterans into employment over the years.”

Senator Reid added, “No veteran should ever find themselves out of work, homeless, or struggling. And I am thankful to Shalimar Cabrera for traveling to Washington to discuss ways the public and private sectors can work together to strengthen veteran’s programs that ensure a successful transition to civilian employment. I look forward to working with her, and other organizations that continue to assist our nation’s heroes in need.”

The discussion focused on initiatives to expand career opportunities for veterans. “Many of the guests at the meeting emphasized the need for employers and the community to recognize the challenges veterans face when transitioning to civilian life,” commented Cabrera. “We were all reminded of the help we must provide to veterans to prepare for the workforce. There were a lot of lessons I will take back to Nevada from this meeting, and we look forward to helping more veterans bridge the military/civilian divide.”

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