Just in time for Veteran's Day, Continuum Veterans Foundation (CVF) has, for the second year in a row, donated $50,000 to Hire Heroes USA to help veterans find civilian jobs! Last year's $50K donation helped 239 veterans, transitioning troops and spouses with career assistance and confirmed 101 veterans were hired in civilian jobs from December 2013 through October 2014. This was TWICE our goal for 2014!
Continuum Veterans Foundation - Our Committment to the Cause
In July 2012, we established the Continuum Veterans Foundation to provide financial support to local and national charities focusing on helping veterans find jobs in IT. Continuum is the sole donor to the Continuum Veterans Foundation with a percentage of revenue from our Help Desk going to the Foundation. We also provide preferential consideration in hiring veterans at the company.
“The Continuum Veterans Foundation committed to helping at least 50 veterans finds jobs in 2014 with its $50,000 donation last year, so we are delighted to have doubled that goal with still time remaining. The commitment of Continuum to support our veterans in their transition from military service to the civilian workforce is commendable, and we hope that other companies around the country follow in their lead this Veteran’s Day. We look forward to continuing this important work with the donation from the Continuum Veterans Foundation again this year."
~Brian Stann, President and CEO of Hire Heroes USA~
Hire Heroes USA - Transforming Military Service into Civilian Success
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for U.S. military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training. Hire Heroes USA’s primary goal is to lower the veteran unemployment rate, measured by the organization’s ability to help veterans and their spouses gain employment by empowering them with the skills to successfully represent themselves on their resume, when delivering their value proposition and during interviews. Hire Heroes USA assisted veterans with career transition primarily through its online and telephone coaching program as well as its in-person Warrior Transition Workshops. Hire Heroes USA has gained national recognition for its comprehensive continuum of veteran career transition assistance, resulting in more than 30 confirmed hires a week in 2014. The nonprofit organization also joined us at our inaugural user conference, Navigate 2014, to work with our MSP partners in hiring veterans.
"Veterans are uniquely skilled to work in civilian jobs, and the team at Hire Heroes USA does a phenomenal job of effectively training veterans in the skills of self-marketing, then networking them into great jobs with great companies. We are delighted that our investment has helped so many veterans transition to non-military jobs. As Continuum continues its rapid growth with the opportunities in managed IT services, we look forward to having even more veterans join our team and encourage other growing companies to do the same."
~Michael George, CEO at Continuum~
Veterans Day - A Company-wide Effort
In addition to donating to Hire Heroes USA, we sponsored a winter coat drive at our headquarters in Boston to benefit the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Team members of our Cranberry, Pennsylvania office also got involved, supporting the Yellow Ribbon Girls project, helping to purchase, wrap and fill boxes for Veterans overseas.
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