Once again, the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) recognized Whirlpool Corporation for achieving Gold Level status as a Veteran-Friendly Employer in the State of Michigan. This marks the fourth consecutive year for achieving this status, thanks to the efforts of the Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA).
Despite the national unemployment rate of 4%, military spouses have a rate of unemployment more than six times that much—approximately 26%. Booz Allen has teamed up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program to help military spouses gain meaningful employment around the country.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a leading food services and facilities management company, announced today that its United States Marine Corps (USMC) East Coast operations earned a Platinum Award through the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program. This is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
Veterans serve advice to comrades facing the civilian workforce transition
Eighty-three percent of military career fields align with current positions at Koch companies. Additionally, veterans’ values, leadership and dedication mirror the principles that guide Koch employees. Yet, like many companies in America, attracting, hiring and retaining veteran talent can be a challenge. The culprit? A cultural and communication gap between hiring managers, business leaders and veterans, themselves.
Severely injured Veteran, Michael Gower and his wife Kelli receive a specially adapted custom home from Homes For Our Troops, enabling them to rebuild their life and regain some of the freedom and independence they lost.
Chef Ro Sanders shared how cooking healed her PTSD
A decorated Army veteran, Chef Roshara Sanders grew up in a Habitat for Humanity home in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and it was her mother, Sharon, who fed her growing appetite for cooking and preparing meals. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Chef Ro discusses her life journey to become a professional chef, as well as how her service influences her life today and how cooking helps to heal her PTSD.
Every time I interact with a veteran, two thoughts enter my mind.
The first is the memory of my grandfather and personal hero, First Sergeant John Katz – a Hungarian immigrant who entered the country through Ellis Island and enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army in 1942. He was 32 years old.
More than $170 million in donations overall since 2012 delivers steady support for military community
SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) announced the company has donated more than $170 million overall since 2012 to military- and veteran-related nonprofits that support housing, career transition, financial education and more.
On Veterans Day, we honor our country’s military veterans who served to protect our freedom and rights. Many of us at CECP have family members and friends who have served or are serving in the military, and in our special salute, we want to highlight the commitment by companies to support military families and veterans.
How is today’s military community changing—and what does this mean for the career growth and mobility of military spouses? How can community connections on and off the base support military spouse career growth and mobility?
Booz Allen joined other industry and government leaders in this space to explore these questions and more at the third annual Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment Summit and Inaugural Military Spouse Impact Awards Dinner, of which the firm is a platinum sponsor.