Happy New Year to you and yours; may 2013 find us all better off than in 2012!
Over the last 18 months, many companies have come forward to vocally support the effort to hire Veterans and Wounded Warriors. Some have made a financial investment and taken other actions towards employing Veterans. They are to be commended and my sincere hope is that these efforts are successful.
In spite of this support, however, Veteran unemployment remains higher than is acceptable. One contributing factor I have written about is the experience gap that prevents many internal recruiters from effectively pursuing Veteran candidates. In 2012, The Buller Group invested in developing a solution to this very real problem, and launched the Certified Veteran Recruiter (CVR) Program. The CVR Program has gained national attention from industry, government, the DoD and even the US Senate. The sole purpose of the Program is to arm civilian recruiting professionals with the tools and skills needed to aggressively source and hire Veterans.
As a Veteran job seeker, you should be aware of the organizations that have demonstrated their commitment in a way that truly sets them apart: by investing in the training and certification of their internal recruiters. As of this writing, the following organizations have on their staff one or more Certified Veteran Recruiters (CVRs) who are actively pursuing Veteran job candidates:
• Agile 1
• Austal USA
• Day & Zimmerman
• Discovery Communications
• Exelon Corporation
• NCI Info Systems, Incorporated
• Northrop Grumman Corporation
• The Buller Group*
* Multiple CVRs on staff
This list will grow in 2013 and I will update you periodically so you can incorporate them into your job search activity.
All the best to you and, in the frustrating moments of job seeking, know that companies like The Buller Group and those mentioned above are actively working on your behalf. Together we WILL make a difference.