Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) sponsored the 26th Annual Veterans Community Initiative Holiday Appreciation Breakfast
at Asiago’s Tuscan Italian Restaurant in Johnstown, PA. The event was held on January 4th.
The luncheon was attended by several government officials, such as State Senator Wayne Langerholc, State Senator Pat Stefano, Representative Carl Metzgar, Representative Jim Rigby. Staff from the offices of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, Congressman G.T. Thompson, Former Representative Bryan Barbin, Former Congressman Keith Rothfus also attended.
The Center was honored to host the veterans. “Veterans are a top priority of study at CSOR”, said Dr. Edward Timmons, Director of CSOR.
The CSOR veteran's initiative studies the effects occupational licensing has on veterans and active duty military personnel transitioning to civilian life. The study includes military spouses, as license reciprocity and portability is a concern when moving from state to state.
Motivated by the study's findings, CSOR aims to push for amendments to federal and state occupational regulations and licenses for veterans transitioning back into the workforce.
"This may not only help reduce the unemployment rate of veterans but also for civilians," said Alanna Wilson, Director of Public Relations at CSOR. "Being able to bring different skills into the workplace that can only be obtained while serving our country can benefit the workplace. It's our duty to help serve them with something larger than ourselves in the civilian life."
Established in 2016,
The Center for Occupational Research (CSOR) is an academic research center within the
Shields School of Business at Saint Francis University. Located on the 3rd floor of the newly renovated
Schwab Hall, the center offers students who are interested in economics and public policy a substantial scholarship opportunity. Student fellows conduct, analyze, and present research that will go towards developing a national database of occupational regulation focusing on healthcare occupations. Students also have potential opportunities to travel and share their findings at national conferences.
For more information on the Center, contact Director of Public Relations, Alanna Wilson at 814-472-2863 or
Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI)
is a private, non-profit charitable organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501 (c) (3).
For more information on VCI, contact their Johnstown Office at 814-255-0356 or