Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Visits the SSIC for Veteran Employment Round Table Discussion


On Friday, February 11, 2011, the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship welcomed United States Senator for New York Kirsten Gillibrand to the South Side Innovation Center. Senator Gillibrand convened a round table discussion to hear from veterans and area business leaders about the role government could play to help alleviate the high unemployment rate of military veterans. During the session, the Senator discussed her plans to provide tax credits for businesses who hire vets, provide more job training for veterans, and better facilitate the transition from active duty to the job market. Mike Haynie, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management,was one of the speakers at the round table, providing information about the EBV program and veterans entrepreneurship.