Want to Hire Veterans?

Military Hiring for Mission Success

If you are an employer looking to hire Veterans than take a look at Forward March Inc.  We are Veterans that know Veterans.  Over 35 years of recruiting experience!  We will find you the right Veterans, with the Right skill set at the Right Time.  Why spend time, money and effort when we can bring them to your doorstep.  We Know Veterans – Period!

http://www.forwardmarchinc.com

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Retaining Top Military and Veteran Talent

Retaining Top Military and Veteran Talent

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Finding the right veteran talent requires a solid military talent recruiting strategy with an executable and measurable plan. Interviewing veteran and military talent requires a certain level of expertise in military skills translations, understanding military lingo, and even interpreting the DD 214. The bottom line is this; finding the right military talent for the right position requires hundreds of man-hours in the recruiting, screening, interviewing, and hiring process.  Unfortunately, all that time and energy is lost when retention rates are low.

Here are some key takeaways for an effective veteran retention strategy.

Onboarding:

Effective onboarding allows new hires to get adjusted to the culture of the company and understand performance aspects of their job quickly and easily. It allows them to learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to function effectively within your organization.  Effective onboarding includes:

  • Giving the veteran a written plan of objectives and responsibilities. Within the military culture, this is an expectation.
  • Conducting formal orientations.
  • Introducing the new employee to the team. Veterans need to feel like they belong to the team.
  • Assigning a veteran mentor to capitalize on the brother and sisterhood that exists within the military profession.
  • Indoctrinating the veteran into the company’s culture, mission, and values.
  • Addressing questions or concerns immediately.
  • Being aware of physical limitations, should they exist.
  • Motivating veterans by giving them purpose and direction.

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A great way to support your veteran employees is to create a veteran employee resource group. The purpose of the veteran employee resource group is to share knowledge across the organization in every aspect of recruiting, hiring, retaining and recognizing the veteran population. Here are ways the veteran resource group can help:

  • Assist in developing veteran hiring strategies.
  • Recognize veteran employees during company events.
  • Coordinating observations of Veterans Day, Memorial Day activities, and service birthdays.
  • Providing assistance, through care packages, phone cards, letter writing and all other means of support, to those currently deployed.
  • Support current National Guard and Reserve members.
  • Mentor veterans who recently left the service.
  • Generating support for veteran hospitals and homeless shelters.
  • Develop organizational partnerships with veteran service organizations.
  • Provide moral and psychological support for your veteran employees as needed.
  • Involve the veteran’s family.

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First and foremost, being a member of the National Guard or Reserve should not be a hiring deterrent. Second, the best way your organization can support your country is by supporting your National Guard and Reserve employees. It’s important to foster a culture in which your company supports and values the employment and military service of members of the Reserve Component.

It is not only the right thing to do to support guard and reserve military personnel, it’s also the law! Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), employers have specific obligations to support their Reserve Component members.

  • The law guarantees the right to take time off from work to meet your military responsibilities during weekend drills and annual training.
  • A military member who leaves a civilian job for voluntary or involuntary service for extended periods of time is entitled to reemployment in the civilian job (with accrued seniority) if he or she meets certain criteria.
  • Discrimination in hiring is unlawful. It is also unlawful to fire someone for being in the National Guard or Reserve, or to discriminate with respect to promotions or other benefits of employment.
  • It is unlawful for you to make the employee use vacation time while in the performance of military duty.
  • You are not required to pay an individual for time not worked due to service, although many organizations do.

Communication is the key to a lasting partnership between the service member, your company, and the military unit. Here are others ways to help your current guard and reserve employees:

  • Learn more about the role of the National Guard and Reserve. Attend open houses and public functions at local military units. Talk about the National Guard and Reserve with military and civilian leaders in your community.
  • Get to know your employees’ military commanders and supervisors. Ask them to provide you with advance notice of their annual military duty schedule.
  • Provide the service member the time and flexibility to perform his or her military duties.
  • Put your support in writing by signing a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve. Publicly show your support and appreciation for all those who serve.

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Military veterans are a loyal, hard-working, and well trained group of individuals that will enhance an organization’s ability to accomplish its mission. But loyalty only goes so far and veterans will stay with your company if you give them a reason to stay by keeping them busy, giving them focus, and above all, purpose.

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Employees turn-over is expensive, but Forward March Inc., has the solution for keeping veteran employees engaged. Companies with strong veteran cultures enjoy many benefits to include greater productivity and professionalism as well as higher referral rates. We can help your organization develop a very strong veteran culture with both new and existing veteran employees. If your organization is up to the challenge, FMI has your back!

Forward March Inc Military Hiring Guide

~ Article written by Jason Caswell, Forward March Inc – Director of Training and Talent Pipeline Services

January 16th Weekly Roundup – JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

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Its R.E.D. Friday so lets not forget that our country still has heroes far from home today. Learn more here…


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Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.


If you are looking for a new career in the energy field then check out the jobs we have posted HERE.

  1. Transport Driver- Watford City, ND –
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  2. Supervisor Mechanical Engineering – Anacortes, WA – Click for more information…
  3. Project Support Administrator – Kenai, AK – 
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  4. Manager Project Engineering – Salt Lake City, UT – 
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  5. Welder – Mandan, ND
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  6. Instrument Technician – Mandan, ND
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  7. Operator – Mandan, ND
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  8. Administrative Assistant – Mandan, ND
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  9. Refinery Operations Scheduler – Salt Lake City, UTClick for more information…
  10. Associate Project Engineer – Multiple Locations
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  11. Machinist – Mandan, ND
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Forward March Inc. is working with a veteran owned small business in San Antonio who is in need of labor force positions. These positions are ideal for anyone who wants to work immediately for a solid veteran owned company that provides quick upward mobility (based on performance) as well as job growth. Ideal candidates will have the appropriate physical requirements to do this kind of work and enjoy working outdoors.

Water Meter Digger – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Field Manager – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Meter Installation Technician – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…


Come Meet Us at these Events!

January 27, 2014 – CPS Energy 3rd Annual BUSINESS BOOTCAMP – Veteran Symposium & EXPO

When: January 27, 2015
Where:  The new Norris Conference Center – 618 NW Loop 410, Ste. 207In appreciation for their military commitment to service, CPS Energy, along with our major sponsors, is proud to offer FREE admission to all veterans and their spouses.
Our Veteran Symposium & Expo provides an open forum for interaction, communications, and education from a broad spectrum of local businesses, associations, city and governmental agencies, and those with a special interest in veteran business growth in San Antonio. Participants will have the opportunity to hear fresh perspectives, learn about current trends and discover new opportunities to grow and expand their business.

To register or get more information, click here.


Forward March Inc. has other positions available in a wide variety of fields listed on our website.

The Forward March Weekly Roundup for January 9th 2015

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Its R.E.D. Friday so lets not forget that our country still has heroes far from home today.


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If you are looking for a new career in the energy field then check out the jobs we have posted HERE.


They say that the early bird gets the worm. We thought we would give you all a heads-up on some IT positions that we could be posting as soon as next week.

  • Network Administrator Tier I
  • Network Administrator Tier II
  • Network Control Technician Tier I
  • Network Control Technician Tier II
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Administrator, Sr.
  • (IT Services) Sales Representative

Contact Jason if you are interested in these positions.Jason Caswell – Send Email

Come back next week to get all the details on these positions as we will post that info here and on our website. 


Forward March Inc. is working with a veteran owned small business in San Antonio who is in need of labor force positions. These positions are ideal for anyone who wants to work immediately for a solid veteran owned company that provides quick upward mobility (based on performance) as well as job growth. Ideal candidates will have the appropriate physical requirements to do this kind of work and enjoy working outdoors.

Water Meter Digger – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Field Manager – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Meter Installation Technician – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…


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If you did not catch our post yesterday make sure you read it. There is valuable information on entrepreneurial opportunities as well as job training opportunities that can place you in a new career in just weeks!


Come Meet Us at these Events!

January 14, 2014 – Look for the Forward March Inc. table at the Joint Base San Antonio Career and Volunteer Fair. Wednesday 10:00am to 1:00pm. This event is free and open to all ID Card Holders. More information – Phone 210.221.2040 / Fax 210.221.2040. E-mail cynthia.m.lamb.civ@mail.mil or alma.r.guivas.civ@mail.mil

January 27, 2014 – CPS Energy 3rd Annual BUSINESS BOOTCAMP – Veteran Symposium & EXPO

When: January 27, 2015
Where:  The new Norris Conference Center – 618 NW Loop 410, Ste. 207

In appreciation for their military commitment to service, CPS Energy, along with our major sponsors, is proud to offer FREE admission to all veterans and their spouses.
Our Veteran Symposium & Expo provides an open forum for interaction, communications, and education from a broad spectrum of local businesses, associations, city and governmental agencies, and those with a special interest in veteran business growth in San Antonio. Participants will have the opportunity to hear fresh perspectives, learn about current trends and discover new opportunities to grow and expand their business.

To register or get more information, click here.

Forward March Inc. has other positions available in a wide variety of fields listed on our website.

Jason Caswell – Send Email

Happy New Year – Check Out Our Job Listings!

new job for new yearForward March Inc. is working with a veteran owned small business in San Antonio who is in need of labor force positions. These positions are ideal for anyone who wants to work immediately for a solid veteran owned company that provides quick upward mobility (based on performance) as well as job growth. Ideal candidates will have the appropriate physical requirements to do this kind of work and enjoy working outdoors.

Water Meter Digger – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Field Manager – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Meter Installation Technician – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

52nd activates 497th Engineer CompanyForward March Inc. has other positions available in a wide variety of fields listed on our website.

For information on these positions or any positions posted on our website:

Jason Caswell – Send Email

The Forward March Inc. 2014 Roundup

The Forward March Inc. Year in Review

This is just a small part of what we have done during 2014. Make sure to check our blog as we post regularly news and events.

Forward March, Inc. (FMI) is a Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business based in San Antonio, Texas.  FMI was formed in 2013 by retired US Military Members and successful business professionals with offices in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. We are Veterans serving our military members and corporate America.  FMI is an industry leader in client partner relationships offering second-to-none consultative expertise at an effective cost, making us a premier choice.  We provide our clients with highly qualified Veteran employees who know their business!  FMI offers flexible solutions for your business needs, specializing in:

  • Military Talent Pipeline Services
    – Helping companies find the right military talent, at the right time, for the right skill-set
  • Leadership Training
    – Corporate leadership training with a military flair
  • Strategic Business Services
    – Helping businesses achieve their performance goals
  • Military Hiring 101 Workshops
    – Teaching the information needed to start a military talent pipeline no matter the size
  • Camouflage to Corporate Conferences
    – Providing the tools for mission success through military talent for a more focused, motivated and productive team

We put the HOOAH! in business!

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Forward March Inc. (FMI) opened the doors to our new offices in July and hit the ground running. We are a small company of men and women who are likeminded in our desire to help veterans find meaningful careers while helping industry move America forward with the highest caliber military talent. We don’t just stop there as we offer Leadership Training, Strategic Business Services, and the very best workshops and conferences that your company or organization can attend.

Below are some highlights of our year.

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New year, new website!

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We started off our year with a trip to Washington D.C. and a meeting with the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chief of Staff.

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Forward March Inc. held our Camouflage to Corporate Conference in Houston, Texas. This was an outstanding conference giving businesses and organizations an in-depth understanding of how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent.

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New offices were opened in July. Forward March Inc. has hosted training sessions, AUSA breakfast meetings, and much more since then.

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A few of Team FMI at the USAA/Disney Veteran’s Institute conference. We make friends everywhere we go!

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The FMI Operation Outreach program Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation was started by Farzad Azad working with local businesses around Lahaina, Maui. The mission of the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation is to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service to our nation by providing them a one week all expenses paid vacation. Farzad (pictured below) is arguably the most patriotic man on Maui and has made it his mission to give back to those who have given so much for our freedom. Farzad is also the owner of Java Jazz and provides all the food and dining for the vacations. Forward March Inc. and Farzad have formed a partnership to grow the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation program and increase its outreach.

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FMI continued our work with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing with our Heroes raising well over $300,000 for The Fisher House Foundation helping wounded veterans and their families.

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FMI hosted our Military Hiring 101 workshop in the fall which gave businesses concentrated training to achieve their military hiring goals.

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ACAP to job fairs, FMI could be seen around the town working hard to connect veterans with meaningful careers.

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Through the Forward March Inc. Operation Outreach program we are reaching out to help veterans in our community. Through our Professional Women’s Veterans Coalition we hosted a number of very successful events including a job fair for veterans highlighting the importance of employment for women veterans.

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The fall ushered in our second Camouflage to Corporate conference, this one held in San Antonio.

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FMI is a company of veterans helping veterans. November saw our first Veteran Employment Transition Networking event which was a great success.

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Forward Marc Inc. can train your organization in leadership, hiring, and sales. Here we are with the outstanding folks at Design Materials Inc. at the completion of their sales force training.

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2014 was an exciting year for Forward March Inc. and our partners. 2015 promises to be even better so make sure to join us.

 

Current Job Openings

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Forward March Inc. is working with a veteran owned small business in San Antonio who is in need of labor force positions. These positions are ideal for anyone who wants to work immediately for a solid veteran owned company that provides quick upward mobility (based on performance) as well as job growth. Ideal candidates will have the appropriate physical requirements to do this kind of work and enjoy working outdoors.

Water Meter Digger – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Field Manager – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Meter Installation Technician – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

52nd activates 497th Engineer CompanyForward March Inc. has other positions available in a wide variety of fields listed on our website.

For information on these positions or any positions posted on our website:

Jason Caswell – Send Email

1-888-723-6223 ext 104