Benefits and Hiring Conference. Alabama Economic Development Initiatives.

Benefits and Hiring Conference. Alabama Economic Development Initiatives.

Honoring All Who Served!

Veterans, transitioning service members, spouses, families and caregivers are invited to the VA Alabama Economic Development Initiatives (EDI), a benefits and hiring conference, March 16-17, 2023, at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl. Learn about the wide range of VA benefits and resources available to the Veteran and military communities.

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Registration is free of charge

Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) is hosting this EDI in partnership with the Montgomery Regional Office. Registration is free of charge. Join us to connect with your benefits, find a job (post-separation from military), get career training and check on your VA claims status. This event features a Benefits Fair, Hiring Fair, Presentations, Spouse and Caregiver Clinic, PACT Act and Claims Clinic and much more.

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So many reasons to attend

Learn how to maximize the use of your earned VA benefits and services. Attend a career development workshop, find a job, listen to presentations and connect with a claims processor. Presentations will cover topics such as VA benefits, health care, mental health and wellness, and career planning and guidance. Additionally, this EDI will offer claims assistance to help Veterans file claims or check on current claim status. 

Learn About Your Benefits

» A way to find out more about your VA health, education, cemetery and burial benefits. 

Connect With Claims Processors

» An opportunity to meet with claims processors to check on or to learn to file VA disability claims. 

Discover Health Care Options

» Presentations that explain regionally offered health care and mental health options. 

Discover the Details

» An opportunity for spouses and caregivers of Veterans and service members to learn about their benefits and resources.

Receive DOL Career Training

» DOL VETS workshops that will explain self-marketing techniques, networking and interviewing skills.

Connect With Job Options

» A place to learn more about current employment opportunities, special hiring authorities and career support resources.

Schedule of Events

Day One

Thursday16 Mar 2023

9 a.m.-
9:30 a.m.

Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Opening Ceremonies

Opening ceremonies include the national anthem, welcoming and introductory remarks.

9:30 a.m.-
12 p.m.

Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Presentations

Presentations are informational sessions that highlight benefits and resources. Learn about formal and on-the-job career training (9:30 a.m.), career planning and guidance options (10 a.m.), PACT Act benefits (10:30 a.m.), mental health and wellness (11 a.m.), and recovering from homelessness (11:30 a.m.).

9:30 a.m.-
3 p.m.

Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Benefits Fair

Learn about the benefits to which you are entitled, such as mental and physical health care, education, employment transition assistance, home loan options, assistance in starting a business, independent living services and more.

12 p.m.-
4 p.m.

DOL VETS Career Workshops
Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

DOL VETS Career Workshops

Transition Assistance Program workshops are conducted by the Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) to help you plan and prepare for your job search in pursuit of your employment goals. These sessions will highlight self-marketing techniques, networking and interviewing skills.

9 a.m.-
3 p.m.

Appointments at Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

PACT Act and Claims Clinic

Connect with a claims representative to learn more about claims related to the PACT Act, check claim status or receive insight into next steps in filing a VA claim for service-connected conditions.

Day Two

Friday17 Mar 2023

9 a.m.-
9:30 a.m.

Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Opening Ceremonies

Opening ceremonies include the national anthem, welcoming and introductory remarks.

9:30 a.m-
12:30 p.m.

Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Spouse and Caregiver Clinic

Veteran and military spouses and caregivers are invited to learn about their VA services, and receive training, resources and helpful tools to help them prepare for their next career.

9:30 a.m.-
2 p.m.

Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Hiring Fair

Hiring Fairs offer insight into current employment opportunities for Veterans, transitioning service members and spouses. Receive insight into career support resources, personalized counseling and support to guide your career path and help you achieve your goals.

9 a.m.-
3 p.m.

Appointments at Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

PACT Act and Claims Clinic

Connect with a claims representative to learn more about claims related to the PACT Act, check claim status or receive insight into next steps in filing a VA claim for service-connected conditions.

March 16, 2023

Opening Ceremonies
  • 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Opening Ceremonies

Opening ceremonies include the national anthem, welcoming and introductory remarks.

Presentations
  • 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Presentations

Presentations are informational sessions that highlight benefits and resources. Learn about formal and on-the-job career training (9:30 a.m.), career planning and guidance options (10 a.m.), PACT Act benefits (10:30 a.m.), mental health and wellness (11 a.m.), and recovering from homelessness (11:30 a.m.).

Benefits Fair
  • 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Benefits Fair

Learn about the benefits to which you are entitled, such as mental and physical health care, education, employment transition assistance, home loan options, assistance in starting a business, independent living services, and more.

DOL VETS Career Workshops
  • 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

DOL VETS Career Workshops

Transition Assistance Program workshops are conducted by the Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) to help you plan and prepare for your job search in pursuit of your employment goals. These sessions will highlight self-marketing techniques, networking, and interviewing skills.

PACT Act and Claims Clinic
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Appointments at the Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

PACT Act and Claims Clinic

Connect with a claims representative to learn more about claims related to the PACT Act, check claim status or receive insight into next steps in filing a VA claim for service-connected conditions.

March 17, 2023

Opening Ceremonies
  • 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Opening Ceremonies

Opening ceremonies include the national anthem, welcoming and introductory remarks.

Spouse and Caregiver Clinic
  • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Spouse and Caregiver Clinic

Veteran and military spouses and caregivers are invited to learn about their VA services, and receive training, resources and helpful tools to help them prepare for their next career.

Hiring Fair
  • 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

Hiring Fair

Hiring Fairs offer insight into current employment opportunities for Veterans, transitioning service members and spouses. Receive insight into career support resources, personalized counseling and support to guide your career path and help you achieve your goals.

PACT Act and Claims Clinic
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Appointments at the Multiplex @ Cramton Bowl

PACT Act and Claims Clinic

Connect with a claims representative to learn more about claims related to the PACT Act, check claim status or receive insight into next steps in filing a VA claim for service-connected conditions.

Event Registration

Alabama EDI: Day One

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Opening Ceremonies: 9-9:30 a.m. CT
Presentations: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. CT
Benefits Fair: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. CT
DOL VETS Career Workshop: 12-4 p.m. CT
PACT Act and Claims Clinic: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. CT*

*Requires separate registration

Alabama EDI: Day Two

Friday, March 17, 2023

Opening Ceremonies: 9-9:30 a.m. CT
Spouse and Caregiver Clinic: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT
Hiring Fair: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. CT
PACT Act and Claims Clinic: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. CT*

*Requires separate registration

PACT Act and Claims Clinic Appointment Request Form

Register for an appointment to receive personalized support from a qualified claims specialist. During your appointment you can learn more about the claims process and PACT Act benefit options to which you may be entitled, or find out information regarding the current status of your existing claim.

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(Do not provide personal identifiable information in this section.) Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl, March 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. When you arrive, please check in. You will be issued a number and will have the flexibility to visit the Benefits Fair or the Hiring Fair until your number is announced.

Location

Multiplex at Cramton Bowl
220 Hall St.
Montgomery, AL 36104

Testimonials

“Amazing event! The presentations were great!”

Testimonial from Past EDI Attendee

“Attending an EDI event connects you with key benefits and services that can help you find success in civilian life. Whether you are a transitioning service member, a Veteran or the family member who supports someone who has served, EDIs are for you.”

Testimonial from Joshua Jacobs
Senior Advisor for Policy Performing the Delegable Duties of the Under Secretary for Benefits

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