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Business Stripes: LexisNexis Aims to Enlist Vets in NC Jobs

Business Stripes LexisNexis Aims to Enlist NC Vets

Upwards of 20,000 veterans transition from several large military bases located throughout North Carolina during a given year, according to reporting by Time Warner Cable News: Statewide Initiative Focuses on Employers to Boost Military Hiring.

An initiative to support these veterans – NC for Military Employment – began a little more than a year ago, by the governor of North Carolina, says reporter Amara Omeokwe.  Her story, which is linked nearby, covered a local summit aimed at advancing this initiative.

“Our whole focus for NC for Military Employment is to make sure we’re educating our employers on the value of hiring these high performing individuals. It’s an untapped pool of talent,” said Kimberly Williams, executive director with NC for Military Employment in the TWC story.

The challenge for many veterans seeking to begin a business career boils down to translation. The military packs its professional development training with leadership and project management techniques highly desirable for business but often describes them in a language of unique acronyms easily overlooked.

LexisNexis Reaches Out to Vets in Raleigh

With dozens of open positions in the Raleigh Technology Center of Excellence, LexisNexis supports the initiative and put BJ Schaknowski, a Marine veteran and senior vice president of sales and professional services “on orders” to attend the conference:

“What we’re doing, quite frankly, is we’re selfishly looking for the best and brightest from any and all ranks and the reality that service members give us that competitive advantage is really what’s driving us,” he said.

Are you a veteran thinking about making a transition?  Come visit the LexisNexis Open House in Raleigh and talk to our managers and recruiters.

  • What: Create, Innovate & Grow: Shaping the Future of Legal Technology
  • When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Where: 1801 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Cost: Free but register online here by March 15th!

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.