Shirley Alexander, Sr. HR Consultant
HR Client Services
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. On this day, we pause to honor and thank our Veterans, military service members and their families for the enormous contribution and sacrifices for our nation. This day is a reminder to take time not just on Veterans Day but every day as an opportunity to thank the veterans in our workplace and our communities.
Veterans are invaluable members of the UNM community and our workforce. We support military veterans through our Veterans Hiring Preference Program and also by attending job fairs, and community events and partnering with community organizations to attract, hire and retain members of our military community. As part of our ongoing commitment to Veterans, our goal is to ensure our service members have the resources and support they need for a smooth transition from active duty service and reentering the civilian workforce.
As we approach Veterans Day, take time to listen to stories and experiences shared by Veteran coworkers as one of many ways to show appreciation. As we extend a “thank you for your service” gratitude, take a moment to realize the expressions of pride and honor by our service men and women as we say thanks!