​New Birmingham organization encourages hiring veterans

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Up to 360,000 men and women leave the military annually and a new Birmingham-based initiative is hoping to make their transition a little bit easier for those looking to stay in the workforce.

Founded in February 2017, VETBHAM, seeks to foster collaboration among Birmingham area businesses to support veteran-orientated initiatives. The group, which officially launched last week with the naming of Danny Noles, the Managing Partner at Penn Mutual Alabama, as President, is looking to strengthen the community of Birmingham through empowering veterans and recognizing their individual and collective skills.

Modeled after a simliar initiative in Atlanta, VETLANTA, VETBHAM looks for community support by way of ideas, action and influence rather than monetary donations.