Parliamentary Secretary Eve Adams Announces Cabela's Canada Will Offer Priority Hiring to Veterans

OTTAWA, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton South, today congratulated John Tramburg, Vice-President of Cabela's Canada, on its commitment to Canada's Veterans.

"I commend the commitment that Cabela's Canada is making today to Canadian Veterans. Its participation in the Hire a Veteran initiative goes hand in hand with the work our Government is doing with other corporate partners to promote Canada's highly skilled Veterans," said Minister Blaney. "Through this initiative, Cabela's Canada is giving Veterans new opportunities to make a successful transition from military to civilian life."

"Our Veterans have a great deal to offer," said Parliamentary Secretary Adams. "I applaud the efforts of Cabela's Canada, and other corporate partners such as Queen's University and Mount Allison University, for joining our Hire a Veteran initiative. I call on the rest of corporate Canada to join these leading companies in this initiative, and to allow Canada's Veterans to put the excellent training and skills gained during their service to use in the civilian workforce. Without a doubt, these companies will benefit greatly from hiring highly skilled Canadian Veterans."

"Cabela's Canada is proud to partner with Veterans Affairs Canada in the Hire a Veteran initiative," said John Tramburg, Vice-President of Cabela's Canada. "We are committed to helping Canadian Veterans transition to their civilian lives. As Cabela's grows, so will our need to hire knowledgeable employees to support Cabela's culture and our customers. We're excited to participate in this important initiative for our Canadian Veterans."

The work of Cabela's Canada builds upon the Veterans Transition Action Plan, launched last fall by Minister Blaney. The plan consists of new measures for cutting red tape for Veterans, enhancements to service delivery, post-military career opportunities for Veterans, ground-breaking research on the needs of releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel, and enhanced cultural awareness.

For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada's programs and services, visit veterans.gc.ca

SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information:

Media inquiries: 
Janice Summerby
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468

Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
613-996-4649

Heather Ayres
Regional HR Manager
Cabela's Canada
204-285-3269


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