Frank's Footnotes Newsletter: A New Opportunity for Women Job Seekers

Coming June 25th: A Women’s Job Fair

I am pleased to announce that I will host a special job fair aimed at women job-seekers. The Women’s Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at Manchester Community College, located at 1066 Front Street in Manchester. While the free event is geared toward women, all Granite Staters are welcome to attend (click here to read more about this event)

This will be the the sixth job fair I have hosted since June 2011 as part of my ongoing “Getting Granite Staters Back to Work” jobs initiative. It is also the second theme-oriented job fair; I hosted one for military veterans and their families last November.

I will also be presenting a new award at this event. The Granite State Beacon Award will be given to two New Hampshire women who are actively working to improve and expand opportunities for women, and who also serve as positive role models. This job fair, combined with the presentation of this award, will further enable Granite State women to advance in their careers and encouragement to pursue their dreams.

A Firsthand Look at the Damaged USS Miami

I went to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Monday afternoon and was given a tour of the fire-damaged attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755). I was startled by the extent of the destruction. Much of the burnt area is completely charred. I commend the valiant efforts of the Miami’s officers and crew, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard workers and the many federal and local firefighters who all labored hard and kept it from being worse.

I’m currently awaiting the Judge Advocate General’s final report. Meanwhile, I’m closely monitoring the situation. I will continue supporting the thousands of workers employed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, so the important work that’s done here every day will carry on. I will keep you informed as events progress.

Click here to read an article from Seacoastonline about my visit.

Manufacturing Jobs Summit Series Wraps Up: Keeps Focus on Growing Jobs

My three-part Manufacturing Jobs Summit series concluded on a high note Wednesday morning. About three dozen representatives from New Hampshire’s manufacturing sector were on hand at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester. The first two Summits were held in Portsmouth and Laconia.

At all three, all the players involved in this important sector told me what is needed to hang on to the manufacturing jobs that currently exist, and what steps are necessary for manufacturers to expand and hire more workers in the coming decade. I repeatedly heard that manufacturers don’t need nagging Washington bureaucrats telling them what they should and shouldn’t do; they need a partner in Congress who is fighting on their behalf.

I’m ready to give them the assistance they want as I take all the information gathered at these three summits and put it to work in Washington. I’ll keep you informed on the progress we’re making.

Click here to read an article in the Union Leader about my Final Manufacturing Summit.

A Special Honor from the New Hampshire VFW

I was honored by the opportunity to speak at the New Hampshire VFW Convention this past Saturday in Nashua. Several hundred members of the NH VFW and Auxiliary attended the weekend convention. State VFW Commander Paul Lloyd and other state officers presented me with a special plaque for my “unwavering support of veterans.”

During my speech to the attendees, I talked about my commitment to protecting the military from deep across-the-board funding cuts scheduled to take effect in early January, the bill I’ve introduced to restore Clark Veterans Cemetery in the Philippines (the so-called “Cemetery America Forgot”) to a fitting resting place for the many U.S. military veterans buried there, and many other issues.

I salute all New Hampshire VFW members for your service. My thanks again for being part of this annual convention.