Today we honor and celebrate the brave men and women who have served and who now serve in America’s armed forces. Veterans Day gives us the time to stop and consider the incredible personal sacrifices every member of our military community has made for our country. The Leidos Partnership for Defense Health understands that while we recognize the sacrifices of veterans and active-duty military today, those sacrifices are made and remembered every day of the year. And so, we have committed to support them and the brave choices they make to serve our country, not just today, but year-round. Here’s a few of the ways the how the members of our partnership are supporting military veterans:
Leidos proudly employs more than 3,300 veterans today. And through its Operation Military Veteran Program (MVP), Leidos continues to create employment opportunities by partnering with military transition centers, military associations, and veteran organizations to identify veterans with the right skillsets and prepare them for employment. Operation MVP was established as part of Leidos’ commitment to the 100,000 Jobs Mission to help the company do its part in the commitment to find jobs for 100,000 veterans nationally by 2020.
Accenture is also committed to supporting veterans as they transition from military life to the civilian workforce. The company provides skills translation and training opportunities that improve direct access to jobs as our veterans navigate their career options. Accenture also offers online tools to help veterans “get in shape” for a career search, which provide advice on career planning, networking, online branding, resume writing and interviewing.
Additionally, Accenture has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation through the “Hiring Our Heroes Job Fairs,” which are designed to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through hundreds of training workshops across the country, with a goal of gaining employment for 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.
Today, as we remember the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made on the battlefield, let’s all recommit to helping them successfully transition back to civilian life and the civilian workforce.