Warriors to the Workforce | Veterans Hiring Event

Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF) is partnering with Illinois Department of Employment Security (IEDS) on the inaugural Warriors to the Workforce, a veteran’s hiring event. The event is free and will be held this Friday, October 21 from 4pm to 7pm in the Oakley Lindsay Center – 300 Civic Center Plaza in Quincy, IL.


“The experience, discipline and maturity offered by veterans applying for positions at our company make them an essential part of our culture,” states Daniel Henke, General Manager of Farm and Home Stores. “We feel they are an obvious choice when qualifications are even close. It’s important to us for many reasons but simply put, they make great associates with long term growth potential.”


Guests will be able to visit with several businesses of varied industries in the Lindsay and Quincy rooms, located on the second floor of the Oakley Lindsay Center. Featured businesses include:


  • AFLAC,
  • Blessing Health Systems,
  • DOT Foods,
  • Farm & Home Supply,
  • Fastenal Corporation,
  • Goodwill Industries,
  • Illinois Veterans’ Home – Quincy,
  • Manpower,
  • Marion County Services,
  • Mark Twain Casino,
  • Niemann Foods, Inc.,
  • Northwest Mutual,
  • Quincy Public Schools – Transportation Department,
  • Quincy Recycle,
  • Quincy Workforce Service Center,
  • Sinclair Broadcasting / KHQA / WICS / KTVO / KRCG,
  • Schneider St. Louis Operating Center,
  • Vatterott College,
  • Walmart



The Inspire Works program will also be featured for patrons to learn more about starting their free online profile, and for businesses to sign up and connect with local workforce.


“As part of GREDF’s overall workforce strategy, providing an opportunity for our business partners to interact with Veterans is an important value added activity,” continues Marcel Wagner, GREDF president. “This will benefit both our companies and those who have sacrificed to serve our country as well. We owe a debt to our Veterans and this is one small way to show our appreciation.”