Introduce Military Service Members to Baking Industry Careers

Will your company be represented at the Baking Industry Alliance’s inaugural Wholesale Baking Industry Careers Forum with USO Pathfinder Fort Riley on Friday, January 31, 2020? Join baking, milling and supplier HR executives at USO Fort Riley in Junction City, Kansas for a workforce development event with approximately 60 service members and spouses seeking to learn more about civilian career opportunities.

Interested in learning more? Contact Christina Donnelly, Baking Industry Alliance Liaison, at or 202.789.0300. Deadline to register for this event is January 10.

Join the Baking Industry Alliance in our partnership with USO Pathfinder to generate job placement in the baking industry for military service members transitioning into civilian careers.

What will the day look like?

  • From 11:00am to 12:00pm, mingle with the attendees and USO Pathfinder representatives to educate them on the incredible opportunities that careers in the baking industry, and your company specifically, can offer them.
  • From 12:00pm to 1:45pm, help conduct mock interviews with the attendees as part of their employment readiness workshop. This is an important element of their workshop that helps them develop interviewing skills. It is also a chance for you to share insights into industry careers and better understand what the attendees are seeking from civilian career opportunities.

Is Fort Riley in Kansas the right event for your company?

  • Approximately 30% of USO Ft Riley’s service members remain in Kansas, while the rest of them are moving to other locations across the country. There are a large number of service members who indicate they’re “unsure of future location” because many of them are open to following good career opportunities.
  • Their top 5 desired industries are Government, IT, Manufacturing, Mechanics and Transportation/Logistics.
  • The majority of Pathfinder’s participants are between the ages of 22-28 seeking a future career with many more years in the workforce and have had leadership roles in the military, similar to front-line or shift supervisors. They are middle managers, responsible for not only those they lead, but those they manage up to.
  • Many of the Pathfinder’s participants are married or have young children and are seeking stability and good benefits for their families.