Joplin – Military Hiring 101 Employer Workshop – A Great Success!

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Paul Volpe – FMI – discussing Veteran interviewing with the group

TAMKO, Asbell Construction, JDS, Mercy Hospital – Joplin, Tri-State Area Contractors Association, Westmark Services, Buffalo Run Casino and Compass Quest were all part of the Veteran learning experience at Buffalo Run Casino on the Tuesday.  The event sponsored by Buffalo Run Casino was all about helping companies improve their ability to Attract, Hire and Retain America’s Veterans.

It was great to have an outstanding group of companies and organizations come together to discuss ways to help improve the lives of Veterans and their families one job at a time.

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One of the many group pics taken after our motivating training!

Jimmy Burgess – Discussing Elite Leader Training and the Compass Quest Team http://www.compassquest.org/

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FMI – Team Joplin – Outstanding Group of Veterans

Thank you to all that participated – Joplin is truly Veterans helping Veterans!

For more information on Hiring Veterans or our next Military 101:

Why Hire A Veteran?

Hiring veterans has a wealth of benefits for your company or organization.

Hiring veterans has a wealth of benefits for your company or organization.

  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • High level of trust
  • Communication skills and practices
  • Adept at skill transfer across tasks
  • Have and leverage advanced tech training
  • Comfortable in a variety of environments
  • Resilient
  • Professionalism under pressure
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Strong sense of honor and respect
  • Team building skills
  • Cross cultural experiences
  • Experience working in diverse work settings
  • Used to Diversity and inclusion
  • Respect for rules and procedures
  • Strong organizational commitment
  • Health and safety standard conscious
  • Triumph over adversity
  • Respect for and understanding of other cultures

Our nation is currently transitioning the most educated and well-trained group of men and women in history into the civilian job market. These military service members bring a seemingly endless list of qualifications that successful companies today are looking for.

Think about this, the average military veteran having just minimal military service and training already has skills in:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Working in a variety of environments and conditions
  • Working in a diverse workplace
  • Working and problem solving under pressure
  • Taking on roles of responsibility and accountability
  • Familiarization and compliance with health and safety guidelines

Those who have served our nation bring a wealth of experience to any organization and benefit companies all over the world with their hard work, integrity, and loyalty.

Hiring veterans brings a wealth of benefits to a company or organization as cited above, however, there are also financial incentives for companies to look at hiring veterans. On November 21st, 2011 President Obama signed the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes (VOW) Act of 2011 into law. Two tax credits exist with this law. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit and the Wounded Warrior Tax Credit. These can provide up to $9,600 in tax credits. The VOW Act also provides additional assistance to unemployed veterans helping them secure employment through The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. You can read more about these benefits to companies HERE.

Companies across the nation claim to support our nations veterans, many claim to even have veteran hiring programs, but upon closer inspection many companies actually hire few veterans and/or place them in much lower level career positions than they could be placed in. This can occur for a variety of reasons. Arguably the reason that is most prevalent is that employers have a difficult time learning the art of finding, attracting, hiring, and retaining the right veteran for the job. While the benefits to hiring veterans are seemingly endless the process of finding and hiring veterans can be a daunting task, especially to those who are unfamiliar with the military.

Forward March Inc can help your company to become successful at hiring transitioning military men and women and veterans alike. Forward March is in a unique position due to the fact that we have over 35 years of working with transitioning military and companies to place the right veteran in the right position at the right time. Our Military Talent Pipeline solutions are perfect for any size business or organization and completely scalable and customizable to your needs. We can train your organization, or we can manage your Military Talent Pipeline, or both.

Forward March Inc also realizes that part of veteran retention and bringing in more high quality veteran employees depends on a vibrant veteran culture within your company. We have worked with companies to help them to develop and foster highly successful veteran cultures within their organizations and we can do the same for yours.

Contact us today!

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Your Company Needs Veterans!

VETERANS U NEED THEM

High quality military talent… It’s what your company or organization needs!

Did you know that approximately three quarters of the age eligible population of the United States couldn’t qualify for military service?

Did you know that, according to the DOLless than ten percent of the U.S. population are veterans?

Did you know that almost thirty percent of veterans over the age of twenty-five have a bachelor’s degree or higher?

Did you know that veterans frequently leave military service with valuable certifications and training that is highly sought after by companies?

Did you know that the average military veteran brings a wealth of experience, leadership and management skills, communication skills, and experience working in a variety of environments and situations?

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Today’s veterans are among the most educated, technically savvy, and diverse group of veterans in our nation’s history. Today’s veterans even, at their lowest levels of rank, have experience in working in diverse environments, putting leadership training to use in the workplace, working in trusted environments, and communicating clearly and directly. Veterans transitioning out of the military today have certifications and training in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to, truck driving, mechanics, engineering, IT and computer networking, IT security, and much more.

We have been helping companies hire veterans for over 35 years!

Forward March Inc. (FMI) has experience working with companies to build a highly successful military talent pipeline. We have helped companies learn how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent for energy related jobs from truck drivers to managers and engineers. We take all the guesswork out of the process of attaining a powerful veteran workforce.

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The Camouflage to Corporate Conference will be held on November 17th, in San Antonio, Texas. This powerful conference has a reputation for helping companies and organizations learn about the process of finding and hiring veterans. Attendees will come away with valuable knowledge to get them started with hiring high quality veteran talent. FMI will also give a detailed overview of how we can bring our customized and scalable solutions to your organization to help you achieve mission success.

Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

This conference will be very special as FMI will be rolling out our Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event. This event will be from 1pm to 4pm on November 17th and will focus on connecting veterans and transitioning military with companies, organizations, and educational institutions. FMI has over 35 years of collective experience bringing veterans and companies together and is very proud to be able to facilitate this very special opportunity. FMI is a company of veterans committed to helping veterans. This is why there will be no charge to veterans and transitioning military or to companies, organizations and educational institutions who want to attend.

To learn more about the Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event and how to register for free on our website, click here.

While this outstanding event is in conjunction with our Camouflage to Corporate Conference, admission to the Conference is separate. To learn more about Camouflage to Corporate and how to register on our website, click here.

Forward March Inc Military Hiring Guide

Forward March Inc Military Hiring Guide