LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -

First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to put her support behind private sector efforts to hire veterans during a forum at Florida's Walt Disney World.

Wednesday's event is aimed at getting companies to develop programs for bringing ex-soldiers into the workforce. Obama is scheduled to give a keynote address.

The daylong event, co-sponsored by Disney's Heroes Work Here and Disney Institute, is designed to help companies build effective veteran-hiring programs of their own.

It will also feature experts from Disney's Heroes Work Here, government officials, veterans and leaders from non-profit veterans' service organizations. They will share their experiences, best practices, and tips for making a successful transition from the military to the civilian workforce.

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