Bonney Staffing Recognized at Veterans’ Conference, Joins Maine’s Hire-A-Vet Campaign
Bonney is honored to be a recipient of the Above and Beyond Award this year, an award that recognizes civilian employers at the local level who have gone “above and beyond” in their commitment to veteran employees who are entering or re-entering the workforce.
The Above and Beyond Award is presented in limited numbers by State Committees of the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), a division of the Department of Defense that works with and recognizes civilian employers.
The ceremony was held in Northport, Maine on September 24, where Bonney was presented with the award recognizing our employment assistance with military-affiliated job seekers statewide, in all of our Maine branch locations. The award was presented by ESGR Chair Emeritus, Rob Carmichael (Brig. General retired), and accepted by Donna Dumond, Vice President of Bonney, and Bob Traill, Director of Diversified Recruitment at Bonney.
Joining the Hire-A-Vet Effort in Maine
As part of our continued commitment to veterans in the workplace, Bonney is currently participating in the Hire-A-Vet Campaign, recently launched by the Maine Labor Department, ESGR, Hero2Hired, Veterans Inc., VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, VA Veterans Homeless Program, VA Office of Rural Health, and the Maine Bureau of Veterans Services, which urges the hiring of 100 vets in 100 days. It is part of a statewide effort to educate employers about the benefits of hiring veterans and decrease the veteran unemployment rate by providing the state’s vets with good-paying jobs where they can make use of their abilities. The campaign urges state employers to join in the effort, citing the many benefits of hiring veterans, such as company tax credits, their education, training, and values.
Bonney has a long history of integrating veterans directly into our outreach and recruitment strategy. The company’s staffing specialists value the unique skills of veterans, understand the challenges veterans face in the job search, and work to provide resources that cater to their specific needs. As part of our veteran recruitment effort, Bonney specialists provide support throughout the hiring process, helping veterans with important aspects such as communicating the transfer of their skills to civilian jobs. Our staff also play a vital role in educating employers on the many benefits of military-affiliated employees.
Bonney’s Hire-A-Vet efforts are underway, with 12 veteran hires and growing!