Career Fair Town Hall August 19


ABC-owned television stations will air a town hall special, “Hire Our Heroes: Career Fair,” on August 19 (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm PDT). The hour-long special is hosted by ABC7 / KABC-TV Los Angeles Eyewitness News host Phillip Palmer. Viewers can stream the special on the free news apps of ABC-owned TV channels: ABC7 / WABC-TV New York, ABC7 / KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC7 / WLS-TV Chicago, 6ABC / WPVI- TV Philadelphia, ABC7 / KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13 / KTRK-TV Houston, ABC11 / WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and ABC30 / KFSN-TV Fresno, and connected TV applications on the streaming platforms Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

Palmer will speak with veterans affairs experts who will provide advice and resources to job seekers and discuss employment issues that impact veterans. The expert panelists are:

  • Kevin Preston, Diversity and Inclusion / Disney Veteran Programs
  • Ron Green, United States Marine Corps (retired), Southwest Airlines
  • Laura Nugent, Operations and Logistics Manager, Disney Institute
  • Phil Martin, Head of Talent Acquisition for Enterprise Holdings
  • Abie Chong (USAF Veteran) Leads Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and U.S. Military Talent Recruitment for Hilton.

The town hall will also provide advice on how veterans can prepare for the upcoming Veterans Institute virtual summit. The Summit is virtual and is a free event created by The Walt Disney Company’s Heroes Work Here initiative. The initiative focuses on the hiring, training and support of veterans and military spouses. Heroes Work Here has enabled more than 10,000 Veterans to join The Walt Disney Company since its launch in 2012. The Veterans Institute Summit helps businesses learn how to create or improve their own effective Veteran Recruitment initiatives.

The “Hiring of Heroes: Career Fair” is produced by Kristie Bihn and ABC7 / KABC-TV Los Angeles and will air on the websites of the eight owned stations and on 32 Smart TV apps.


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