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LaSalle Network Commits to Helping 1,000 Veterans Find Employment in One Year

CHICAGO – LaSalle Network, a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm, is committing to helping 1,000 veterans secure employment over the next year. Through its LaSalle Veteran Network, LaSalle Network is helping veterans transition from military service to civilian careers.

There are more than 20 million veterans in the United States, with more than 200,000 service members transitioning to civilian life each year. These veterans have developed unique skills including resiliency, leadership, loyalty, flexibility, critical thinking and creativity.

“Veterans make our workforces stronger, however, many companies struggle to read military resumes and identify roles that will make use of veteran’s unique skills,” said Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network. “Through the LaSalle Veteran Network, our trained recruiters are equipped to help organizations overcome these obstacles and hire valuable assets to their workforce.”

Despite 81 percent of military occupations having direct civilian equivalents, most organizations struggle to read a military resume. That’s where the LaSalle Veteran Network can help. LaSalle Network’s team of trained recruiters can identify the right veteran candidates and partner with organizations to identify, screen and qualify candidates for the role.

The LaSalle Veteran Network will be led by Christian Cañas, LaSalle Network Director of Operations.

"Our veteran hiring initiative shines a light on a minority population that has proven leadership, teamwork, and drive,” said Cañas. “With the ability to succeed in any environment, veterans bring significant skillsets to corporate America that are both invaluable and unique to their experience and training."

Cañas served as a member of the U.S. Army, beginning his service in 2009 at Ft. Benning, GA for basic Infantry training. Later assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Christian deployed to Afghanistan for two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of the Bastogne Brigade, 1- 327th Infantry Regiment.

During his service, Christian earned multiple awards including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. He concluded his service at Ft. Campbell, KY, departing the U.S. Military as a Noncommissioned Officer. Upon completion of his service, Christian earned both his undergraduate and MBA at Loyola University Chicago. He now finds passion as an advocate for the utilization of the GI Bill for transitioning members of the armed services.

To aid in its commitment of helping 1,000 veterans land employment, LaSalle Network has partnered with Bridge My Return, an organization dedicated to partnering with companies to provide the necessary training and guidance to best support veteran hiring.

“In our partnership with LaSalle Network, together we can increase client understanding of the nuances of hiring Military talent, hereby advancing and amplifying their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) commitment," said Bridge My Return Founder and CEO, Bob Hogan.

LaSalle Network’s team of recruiters are trained to understand the unique skill sets veterans bring to the workplace. To learn how LaSalle Network can help you identify top veteran talent, or if you are a veteran seeking employment opportunities, connect with us today here.

For more information on LaSalle Network, please visit www.lasallenetwork.com or contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or hyoukhana@lasallenetwork.com.

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About LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm with business units that specialize in accounting and finance, administrative, call center, healthcare revenue cycle, human resources, management resources, marketing, sales, supply chain, technology and executive search. Since inception in 1998, LaSalle has worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 74,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 “Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in America” list for 12 years, Inc. Magazine’s 2016 and 2018 “50 Best Workplaces,” Forbes’ 2018 and 2019 "America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms" list, Fortune's "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For" and “Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services” in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Best Places to Work” list for six years. The firm has offices in downtown Chicago, Nashville, Oak Brook and Schaumburg. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit www.lasallenetwork.com.

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