On July 19th, 2019, China General Chamber of Commerce-USA(CGCC) hosted Lunch and Learn: “ Introduction to American Corporate Partners” at the CGCC New York City office. CGCC was honored to invite Timothy Cochrane, President of American Corporate Partners’ Citizen’s Program (ACP) as the speaker of the lunch event.
During his presentation, Mr. Cochrane introduced CGCC members to ACP and the organization’s dedication to helping veterans transition from the military to the civilian workforce. He mentioned that “ over 15,000 post-9/11 veterans have finished our one-year ACP mentoring program, 98% of which were satisfied with our service and willing to recommend our program to other veterans.” Mr. Cochrane also explained “From where ACP is standing, the biggest problem that veterans face is not being unemployed, but being underemployed. Therefore, ACP’s mission is to assist veterans in finding job opportunities and developing a long-term career path, build connections with more and more veterans and provide them with effective help through multiple types of program.”
In addition, Mr. Cochrane illustrated the importance of Chinese companies to the American economy and society. He expressed that the jobs created by Chinese companies provide many opportunities for American citizens, including veterans, to realize their value in the workplace and support their families. Lastly, Mr. Cochrane emphasized the good teamwork and punctuality of American veterans and how they can provide talent support for all types of enterprises.
Launched in 2008, American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice.
CGCC graciously thanks the following CGCC members and partners who attended today’s lunch meeting and exchanged their insights: Brio Benefits Consulting, China Unicom Americas, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Macias Gini & O’Connell(MGO), China Unionpay (USA) LLC, Vanke US, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Private Client Group.
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Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most influential non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the U.S. Its membership consists of more than 1,500 Chinese and U.S. companies, 54 of which are ranked on the 2018 Fortune Global 500. CGCC’s mission is to create value, generate economic growth, and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities. CGCC conducts extensive research and provides a broad range of programs, services, and resources to its members and key stakeholders in an effort to foster the mutual understanding, trust, and engagement between China and the U.S. As of 2018, CGCC’s Chinese member companies have cumulatively invested over $120 billion, employ more than 200,000 people, and support over one million jobs throughout the United States.
CGCC is a national organization and includes CGCC-New York (CGCCUSA-HQ), CGCC-Chicago, CGCC-Houston, CGCC-Los Angeles, CGCC-San Francisco and CGCC-Washington D.C.