Each year, thousands of veterans re-enter the civilian workforce with resumes full of military acronyms and experience that doesn’t translate to civilian jobs, leading to a high unemployment rate for these deserving individuals. Employment Enterprises, Inc. (EE, Inc.) is dedicated to assisting our veterans through this rocky transition by connecting them with the support of local organizations and programs:
Prince William Chamber of Commerce Veteran Council: This council identifies the veterans in our community who need assistance and increases awareness of the Federal and State programs available to veterans and the employers who hire them. The council also acts as a vehicle for veterans to get involved and reintegrated into their own community.
Virginia Values Veterans (V3): EE, Inc. is an ongoing supporter of the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Initiative, which helps Virginia companies successfully recruit and retain military veterans. This program is for companies who need to recapitalize their workforce and believe Veterans are part of that effort. The overall scope of this effort is to develop a Commonwealth wide approach to make Virginia a model for reducing Veteran Unemployment.
Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) Veterans Services: The VEC is the Commonwealth's largest employment services provider for veterans. They provide resume editing, mock interviews, referrals and counseling. EE, Inc. works with the Winchester, VA office to connect their Northern Virginia veterans with our job opportunities.
We offer an internship program that allows veterans to enhance their office skills in real-time professonial environment. Working in our Corporate office, they're assigned a mentor who guides them through a daily office regimen. We have a 100% success rate in placing our veterans in full-time positions after graduating from this program.
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Prince William Chamber of Commerce Veteran Council
This council is chaired by Army veteran Mark Shaaber, and meets monthly to advance their two primary goals: to identify the veterans in our community who need assistance, and to increase awareness of the Federal and state programs available to veterans and the employers who hire them. In addition, this council is intended as a vehicle for veterans to get involved and reintegrated into their own community.
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Symposium on Hiring Veterans
The government contracting community has a strong connection to the men and women who have served our nation in the United States military. Many contractors employ large percentages of veterans and others need to hire returning vets equipped with the security clearances and unique skills and leadership their businesses need.
It concerns this community that the unemployment rate for our country’s veterans – who have served so selflessly – sits at nearly 13 percent, much higher than the national average. By educating businesses on ways they can more effectively hire veterans and help to better equip veterans for work in the corporate world, we believe we can take a meaningful step in ending high unemployment among those who have served here in our region.
Virginia Values Veterans (V3)
This Initiative is designed to help Virginia companies successfully recruit and retain military veterans. The Virginia Department of Veterans Services is offering interested companies a Virginia Values Veterans Vet Ready Assessment and customized training event for companies who desire and will commit to hiring and retaining Veterans in Virginia. This program is for companies who need to re-capitalize their workforce and believe Veterans are part of that effort. The overall scope of this effort is to develop a Commonwealth wide approach to make Virginia a model for reducing Veteran Unemployment.
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