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Employment Assistance Archive
Posted on September 28, 2016 | No CommentsRICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard was recognized with the Commonwealth Award along with multiple state agencies for their support of the Virginia Values Veterans Program at a reception Sept. 26, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia. Earlier in the day, Governor Terry McAuliffe recognized businesses for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s veterans at the Virginia Workforce […]
Posted on October 2, 2014 | No CommentsARLINGTON, Va. — David LaGassa, vice president and head of the Capital One Military Network, accepted an award for Capital One Sept. 26, 2014, during the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony at the Pentagon Auditorium in Arlington, Va. Capital One was nominated by Lt. Col. Christopher S. Doss, chief of plans, […]
Posted on September 10, 2013 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — More than 100 Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have obtained jobs since mid-July thanks to a new Virginia Guard employment assistance program. “Our goal is to educate Soldiers and let them know there are resources available to them,” said Staff Sgt. Gerrard Simpkins, an employment support specialist based in Virginia Beach. “We’re putting them in touch […]
Posted on May 6, 2013 | No CommentsRICHMOND, Va. – Eleven Virginia Guard Soldiers and Airmen from units across the state graduated from the inaugural iTAP 2.0 training course May 3, 2013 in Richmond, Va. The program is funded and hosted by IVET, the Institute for Veterans Education and Training, and is a week-long program for veterans and their spouses that “establishes a gameplan for pursuing educational, […]
Posted on December 14, 2012 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has established the Virginia National Guard Employers Network on Linked In, a career opportunity and assistance networking group. You can join the group by visiting the following link: http://ow.ly/g64qY According to the group’s introduction message, “This is the virtual place to meet, interact and share ideas respectfully with current and former members of […]
Posted on March 15, 2012 | No CommentsVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve sponsored an employment assistance workshop March 12 in Virginia Beach to help veterans looking for jobs prepare for Hiring our Heroes job fair held the following day. Both events were the result of a number of organizations joining together with a common goal of helping […]