For Immediate Release: December 9, 2014
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov | Department of Veterans Services: Tina Parlett-Calhoun, Communications Director, 804-371-0441, tina.parlett-calhoun@dvs.virginia.gov | Virginia Values Veterans (V3): Andrew Schwartz, Program Manager, (804) 371-2683, andrew.schwartz@dvs.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe Announces 1,451 Veteran Hires Through Virginia Values Veterans (V3)

~V3 Companies Fulfill Commitments and Goals to Increase Employment Opportunities for Virginia's Veterans - July 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014~

 

Virginia Values Veterans (V3) 2014 Third Quarter Hiring Report

 Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that companies participating in the Commonwealth's Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program have hired 1,451 Veterans between July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014. Through the V3 Program, these companies have made public commitments and goals to increase employment opportunities for Virginia's Veterans. 

“I am proud of the progress we are making connecting veterans with Virginia companies that will benefit from their unique skills and training,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Leveraging our world class workforce to help companies grow is an essential part of my efforts to build a new Virginia economy, and our state’s veterans will play a central role. The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is an innovative initiative developed in support of our common goal of positioning Virginia as the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. I want to thank Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey and Commissioner of Veterans Services John Newby for their outstanding work in growing the V3 initiative, and of course the great Virginia companies who are working with my administration everyday to hire more veterans.” 

Recognizing its positive contributions to businesses, veterans, and the Commonwealth, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey, Jr. has made the V3 Program his top priority. "Virginia is committed to helping our returning service members transition from active duty to civilian life by providing the tools and resources they and their families need to succeed.,” said Secretary Harvey. “The V3 program was established to assist veterans with one of the most integral keys to a successful transition: finding employment that will allow them to draw from the wealth of skills learned during their military career and apply those skills effectively in the civilian workforce. Hiring Veterans isn't just simply the right moral thing to do; it's the right business thing to do."  

With over 550,000 Veterans in Virginia's labor force, the Commonwealth boasts the highest labor force participation rate (68.1%) among veterans in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

"Virginia's veterans are eager to work, well-educated, and highly-trained for a successful civilian career," Commissioner of Veterans Services John L. Newby II remarked. "Many businesses in Virginia have recognized the good business sense in hiring from this talent pool – but many more still aren't aware. The V3 Program is here to help those businesses recognize the value that veterans add and connect with them." 

In 2012, Virginia became the first state to have an official state program dedicated to training employers on the value of hiring veterans. Since its inception, 230 V3 companies have set goals to hire 8,150 Veterans. This latest quarterly report brings the total number of Veterans hired to 6,636. 

V3 companies are categorized into four different business sizes -- based on typical human resource and recruiting capabilities for each category.

Enterprise Companies (1001+ Employees)

Company Name

Company Headquarters:

Number of Veterans Hired

Altria Group, Inc.

Richmond, VA

1

Apex Systems, Inc.

Glen Allen, VA

156

CACI International, Inc.

Arlington, VA

409

Carilion Clinic

Roanoke, VA

6

City of Norfolk

Norfolk, VA

21

Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA

1

Dominion Resources Services, Inc.

Richmond, VA

29

First Data

Chesapeake, VA

5

Genworth Financial

Richmond, VA

14

Hilton Worldwide

McLean, VA

6

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Newport News, VA

15

Leidos

Reston, VA

82

LMI Government Consulting

McLean, VA

36

Lockheed Martin

Arlington, VA

84

ManTech

Fairfax, VA

49

NJVC, LLC

Chantilly, VA

6

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

18

Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Alexandria, VA

3

Scitor Corporation

Reston, VA

16

Sentara Health Care

Virginia Beach, VA

53

Serco

Reston, VA

297

Virginia Beach Police Department

Virginia Beach, VA

5

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

6

Virginia Department of Transportation

Richmond, VA

12

 

Large Companies (301-1000 Employees)

Company Name

Company Headquarters:

Number of Veterans Hired

Admiral Security Services

Richmond, VA

2

American Military University

Manassas, VA

2

C.R. England

Salt Lake City, UT

13

Oceaneering International

Chesapeake, VA

6

PD Systems

Prince George, VA

20

Virginia Beach Fire Department

Virginia Beach, VA

2

 

 

 

 

Medium Companies (51-300 Employees)

Company Name

Company Headquarters:

Number of Veterans Hired

Advanced Technology Institute

Virginia Beach, VA

3

B3 Solutions

Alexandria, VA

13

Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority

Lynchburg, VA

7

Busch, LLC

Virginia Beach, VA

1

Cole Engineering Services, Inc

Orlando, FL

4

Dominion Packaging, Inc.

Richmond, VA

2

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, VA

8

Hampton Roads Regional Jail

Portsmouth, VA

6

ITA International, LLC

Yorktown, VA

14

Management Support Technology, Inc.

Fairfax, VA

1

Shine Systems and Technologies

Charlottesville, VA

1

Southern States Cooperative

Richmond, VA

7

Virginia Capitol Police

Richmond, VA

2

 

Small Companies (1-50 Employees)

Company Name

Company Headquarters:

Number of Veterans Hired

Bedford County Sheriff's Office

Bedford, VA

1

First Command

Virginia Beach, VA

1

Lightgrid, LLC

Virginia Beach, VA

1

M & R Constructors

Richmond, VA

1

Paul Davis Restoration of Northern Virginia

Ashburn, VA

2

Visionary Consulting Partners

Fairfax, VA

1

 

About the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program: The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is an official Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Veterans Services Program whose mission is to educate and train employers throughout the Commonwealth on the value of Virginia’s Veterans, and to help employers connect with these personnel to maximize the productivity of their workforce. 

Individuals or organizations interested in learning more about these and additional V3 events should visit: www.dvsV3.com. The V3 program is largely supported through private donations and sponsorships to augment the training services provided by the Commonwealth. Inquiries regarding the V3 program should be made to Andrew Schwartz, the V3 Program Manager, at (804) 371-2683 or andrew.schwartz@dvs.virginia.gov

 

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