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April 23, 2012

Re:  Hiring our Heroes-Mega Job Fair

Dear Mayor:

In January 2011, ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) State Committees across America launched a focused effort to assist our service members & their spouses in finding meaningful employment. EIP strives to serve America’s employers by enabling them access to a pool of talented men and women of America’s Citizen Warriors.

We are proud to announce our “Hiring Our Heroes” mega job fair at the Sun National Bank Center in our capital city in New Jersey. The date is confirmed for Wednesday, September 12 from 9:00 AM until 1PM.

What may actually be a first, The League of Municipalities has drafted a resolution of support that was distributed to every mayor for their endorsement in all 566 municipalities in the State of New Jersey!

This incredible support from all our mayors speaks volumes about their unwavering passion for the men and woman who defend our freedom! Can you imagine if each NJ municipality hired just one veteran? That would equate to 566 jobs! I realize that is a monumental ask, but if only 1/3 of our municipalities hired one veteran that would provide 188 jobs.

Thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce our lead partner and host who made this all possible. Their dedication to our military men and women has created such enthusiasm and incredible support which has enabled a mega partnership with Department of Labor-Veterans Affairs, Allies, Inc New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, NJ VET2VET, Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational

Rehabilitation & Employment Program, NBC, Department of labor VETS, ESGR, American Legion, League of Municipalities, Sun National Bank Center  and NJ Department of Labor –Vets. What a TEAM!

In closing, a special thanks to the employers who will make a difference in the lives of the military men and women who served our country by providing employment.

For further information, go to or contact Don Tretola at 609-689-0136 Ext 136.

Very truly yours,

Don Tretola
Vice President Public Affairs & Program Development Allies Inc.

Art Ondish
President, NJLM and Mayor, Mount Arlington




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