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Michelle Obama to Keynote Disney Event on Hiring of Military Veterans

First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at a workshop on hiring military veterans on Nov. 14 at Walt Disney World.

One of the first lady’s signature priorities has been support for military families, and she has tried to draw the interest of entertainment industry figures and media companies to incorporate their stories in TV shows and movies. The Walt Disney Co. is holding its first Veterans Institute workshop at its Florida resort to urge companies to hire veterans. The event will feature experts. government officials, as well as reps from veterans orgs, to offer tips on making the transition from military to civilian life.

Disney said that it has already surpassed its goal of hiring more than 1,000 veterans by 2015, and has a new goal of hiring 1,000 more veterans by then.

Among the other speakers planned at the event are ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff; Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Robert Iger; Col. Rich Morales, executive director of Joining Forces, the first lady’s initiative; and Rosye Cloud, senior adviser on veteran employment at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Disney also has teamed with the first lady on another of her initiatives, to promote healthy eating, with an announcement last year that it is curbing the marketing of junk food in children’s programming.

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