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September 12, 2012
NYSE Euronext invites US Veterans to Visit Stock Exchange for 9/11 Employment Workshop

In partnership with Veterans Across America, The Doe Fund and several other Veterans Supportive Services organizations, NYSE Euronext has invited our nation's veterans to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 11 to participate in a full day of employment readiness preparation and skill-sharing.The event coincided with the eleventh anniversary of the tragic events of 2001. It was conducted as a means to give back to those who served before, and after, that fateful day—and to remember those who sacrificed through service and charity.

“It was a tremendous honor for the veterans of The Doe Fund’s Operation Opportunity program to be invited to the floor of the stock exchange for this solemn and symbolic day in United States history,” said George McDonald, President and Founder of The Doe Fund. “As we continue to welcome home our nation’s veterans, it is so important that we provide them with the opportunities to gain the skill set they need to contribute to the modern economy. The employees of NYSE Euronext understand that imperative and have done great work in support of it.”

Over the course of the day, NYSE Euronext executives and veteran participants conducted round-table discussions on issues related to the job search, interview skills, and networking. They were given a tour of the stock exchange, and witnessed the closing bell signifying the end of the trading day.

“It was an honor to be invited to the floor of the stock exchange today,” said a veteran trainee of The Doe Fund. “I feel like if I can do this, I can do anything—getting a job is going to be one small step in a long list of successes. I want to return to my family as a productive member of society, and as a dad. The Doe Fund, and the Exchange, have helped me to recognize that goal.”

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