COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA LEADS THE NATION IN SUPPORT FOR VETERANS

March 22 12:56 2017
The “V-3”Program (Virginia Values Veterans) – Includes Jobs, Training and Relocation

State Partners With Hiring America” As Key Element of Veteran Employment Campaign

New York, N.Y. – March 22, 2017 – “Virginia=Veterans, “Veterans=Virginia” proudly asserted Governor Terry McAuliffe in describing V3 – Virginia Values Veterans – as well as a series of initiatives the state is implementing in support of transitioning military personnel. “We have the fastest growing veteran population in the country — and our mission is to be the best state in the Nation for them, “he  related. “We want to bring their unique talent, knowledge and skills to our workforce. It’s a win-win for everyone — employers, the community, veterans and their families.”

To help ensure success of the Veteran Employment campaign, the Commonwealth is partnering with the nationally syndicated television show “Hiring America” — the only TV program devoted entirely to helping transitioning veterans prepare for and find good jobs in the civilian work force.  “It’s a very good fit for us,” observed John L. Newby II, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.  “We’re very excited — and proud — to be the first state to partner with this unique TV series which gets to the heart of what we’re trying to accomplish.”

“V3  is designed to help every veteran find employment,” noted the Commissioner.  “And these aren’t just any jobs — but rather high-paying, technically oriented positions relevant to a new generation of veterans seeking career opportunities, ”he said.  “We have more than 700 corporate partners participating in V-3 — a superb medley of businesses and leaders.     It enables us to offer a menu of services ranging from helping employers understand how to recruit, train and retain  veterans to assisting them in finding the right positions.”

Additional elements of the initiative includes “VTAP” — The Virginia Transitions Assistance Program — which allows transitioning military personnel from anywhere in the country to visit and meet with potential employers and helps them in relocation; and “MMAC” — the  Military Medics And Corpsmen Program — a first of its kind in the Nation.  MMAC is  designed  to employ former military medics and corpsmen in the healthcare sector, even if they do not have a civilian license or credential. This allows them to keep up their clinical skills, while figuring out the next steps in their education and career paths.

MMAC just celebrated its first hire.

With an estimated  18,000 jobs open today in cybersecurity  in Northern Virginia alone — and nearly 800,000 veterans residing in the state — it’s no wonder USA Today ranked Virginia Beach as the  #1 city in America for veterans.  And Alexandria and Arlington ranked #1 and #2 respectively for mid-size cities.

“We are absolutely committed to this vital group,” reiterated Governor McAuliffe. “With a low unemployment rate — and all the elements of  the V3 Program — we have taken the lead in being the #1 state in the Nation for veterans.”

“Hiring America is very proud to be working with the Commonwealth of Virginia in its unique, highly focused and dedicated effort to help veterans,”  related Bill Deutch,  creator and executive producer of the show.  “It  is truly the most comprehensive campaign in the U.S. — and we’re thrilled to be part of it.”

About Hiring America:

Hiring America is the first employment TV program for transitioning veterans and their families. Our mission is to help them connect with companies that have jobs available and organizations that support the military community. 

Visit us at www.hiringamerica.net

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