ServiceSource Delaware received a HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award for Medium Employers and ServiceSource Virginia received a HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award for Large Employers. These awards recognize our commitment to hire veterans; support professional development of veterans; and improve veteran retention.
Through our efforts in FY 2018, 133 veterans were employed across both Delaware and Virginia. Twelve percent of the employee population in Delaware consisted of veterans and seven percent of the employee population in Virginia consisted of veterans. We actively recruit veterans to participate in our corporate-wide Mentoring Program, as both mentors and mentees. Through mentoring, employees can enhance skills and expand professional networks. Company-paid educational opportunities are available including, tuition assistance, certification programs, accelerated coursework and advanced degrees. We facilitate trainings focused on veterans, including topics such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Best Practices to include veterans in the Workplace and Understanding Military Culture. ServiceSource also partners with an outside organization, to operate an apprenticeship program for Wounded Warriors. This program helps them gain valuable skills in mechanical, electrical and plumbing work; obtain industry-certifications; and become eligible for hire at the successful competition of the apprenticeship.
ServiceSource also established our Warrior Bridge program in 2009. Through Warrior Bridge, veterans have a vital connection to resources and support as they seek self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. The program assists with resource navigation, employment readiness, job development, job placement, job coaching and peer support. Additionally, Warrior Bridge provides a barrier removal fund which helps with financial aid, housing and mental and physical health referrals.
On November 6, ServiceSource joined more than 400 fellow award recipients at the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Award Ceremony. Awardees included small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and leading Fortune 500 companies from 48 states and the District of Columbia.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. The HIRE Vets Medallion program is administrated by the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) and accepts voluntary applications from employers for its awards.
ServiceSource was proudly represented by:
- Dan Geldermann, Program Manager, Mark Center and U.S. Navy Veteran;
- Patrick Leaver, Deputy Program Manager of Technical Support, Mark Center and U.S. Army Veteran;
- Donovan Bradley, Contract Closeout Specialist and U.S. Army Veteran; and
- Brian Fernandez, Contract Closeout Specialist and U.S. Marine Veteran.
Thank you to Dan, Patrick, Donovan, and Brian for your service and for representing ServiceSource at this important event. We value the leadership, teamwork, and professional experience that you—and other veteran employees—bring to the workplace and our customers.