'Where Opportunity Knox' assists veterans

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Program is Jan. 29

Where Opportunity Knox is bringing its breakfast program, “Veterans: A Workforce and Talent Solution,” to Hardin County, providing tools and insights to help companies of all sizes hire veterans.

The event, sponsored by Norton Healthcare, is 7:30-9 a.m. Jan. 29 at Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center at 200 University Drive in Elizabethtown. A panel of regional employers will provide their perspectives on recruiting and hiring challenges and how veterans could be a solution. Where Opportunity Knox team members will offer tangible tools to recruit and hire veteran talent.

“We know existing and potential businesses in our region need highly skilled talent, and because of our proximity to Fort Knox - home of the Army’s Transition Assistance Program – we have a unique economic development opportunity here,” said Brad Richardson, president of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. Where Opportunity Knox is a regional initiative of the Kentucky Indiana Exchange (KIX), of which the chamber is a managing partner.

“With a comprehensive effort to connect employers seeking talent with veterans seeking opportunities, this region can become a veteran talent magnet and leverage it as a distinct competitive advantage for business retention, expansion and attraction,” he said.

“This event will be a great opportunity for employers to not only gain a better understanding of what veteran talent offers their businesses, but also how the Where Opportunity Knox team can support their recruiting efforts,” said Where Opportunity Knox Program Director Beth Avey. “We encourage employers in Hardin County as well as those in LaRue, Meade and Grayson counties to join us.”

The cost is $10 and coffee and light breakfast will be provided. Registration information can be found at