Contact Information

Mark K. Whitlock Employment Support Specialist 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield IL
217-761-3642
mark.k.whitlock.mil@mail.mil

Kathy Kozak Program Support Technician 8660 W. Cermak Rd.
North Riverside IL 60546
708-824-6111
kathy.a.kozak.ctr@mail.mil

Jean Collier Administrative Support Technician 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield IL
217-761-3971
jean.a.collier2.ctr@mail.mil

Darrell Melrose Employment Transition Coordinator Armed Forces Reserve Center 3101 S. Airport Road
Peoria IL 61607
309-633-1104 Ext 5367
darrell.a.melrose.mil@mail.mil

Illinois

Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is one of 54 ESGR State Committees nationwide working with a common purpose - to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees who also serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

Illinois ESGR works through a network of dedicated volunteers throughout the state who carry out this mission. Our volunteers conduct employer outreach programs, including informational briefings and events, neutral mediation and recognition of employers whose policies support or encourage military service. We also work to inform and educate thousands of Reserve Component members regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and ways to develop and maintain a good relationship their employer.

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April 14, 2014Minnesota ESGR Annual Awards Banquet to be held May 19th

COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. – The Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Minnesota Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is scheduled to host its annual awards banquet on May 19th at the Ramada Mall of America Hotel.

 

 

 

 

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April 01, 2014The Hilton Worldwide Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel, signs a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve

New Orleans, La. – Larry Jones, Area Chair, Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Hilton Worldwide Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve April 1. The signing ceremony occurred at the historic Hilton Worldwide Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel followed by a career fair for Veterans at the hotel. All of this is part of the Hilton Worldwide chain having previously pledged to hire 10,000 Guardsmen, Reservists, Veterans, and Spouses. In addition to the Statement of Support, Tod Chambers, general manager at the Roosevelt Hotel also received the “My Boss is a Patriot” pin, and the thanks of the Committee for the continued support of the Guard and Reserve.

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