James C. Hou Hero2Hired, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
James C. Hou is the Employment Coordinator for Louisiana, under the Department of Defense’s Hero2Hired program.
As the Employment Coordinator, Mr. Hou works with Guard and Reserve servicemembers, and veterans and military spouses, to find employment that fits their talents and experiences.
He also conducts outreach with civilian employers to educate on the skillsets of military servicemembers. He has also served in an advisory capacity with Fortune 500 companies as they develop veteran recruitment and retention programs (Apollo Global Management, Starbucks, and Yahoo, among others).
Prior to his current position, Mr. Hou served as the Career Advisor for Tulane University’s MBA program.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctor from Tulane.
He is also a veteran, serving as a combat medic with the Missouri Army National Guard from 2001-2005, and as an officer with the 101st Airborne Division from 2005-2010.
How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.
So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on a special encore presentation of “News about the News” airing Wednesday, December 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.