Frequently Asked Questions
- Veterans’ service organizations, such as the VFW, AMVETS, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans
- Non-government social service agencies, such as Volunteers of America, Goodwill and Easter Seals
- Federal and state agencies, such as the VA, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and county Veterans Service Commissions.We also have partnerships with many veteran-friendly employers.
Our mission is to help veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions.
- Every veteran we serve will be treated with respect.
- Every veteran we serve will have the opportunity to become self-reliant in his or her career.
- Every veteran who needs assistance will receive assistance.
- Every service decision we make will be based on the question: What is best for the veteran?
Each year, we host several career fairs around Ohio and invite employers to participate who have expressed a sincere interest in hiring veterans. We’re not interested in employers who just want their photo on the evening news. These are not money making events. Although we open the events to all veterans, those who are our clients are well-prepared and ready to interview. Employers who have attended our events say they are the best organized fairs they’ve attended, and it is not uncommon for them to leave with 15-20 scheduled interviews.
Private Hiring Events
Essentially, this is a private, company-only career fair. Sometimes, we’ll have 2-3 companies come together at a single location. At a private hiring event, the employer provides us with the position descriptions for which they are recruiting. We then pre-screen veterans and prepare them to interview on the spot with employer representatives. Because both we and the employer need significant lead time to schedule the events, we generally focus on jobs for which there are several openings or that are open on a continuing basis. For example, we helped Senator Sherrod Brown host a private hiring event for the shale oil industry. Over 500 veterans had a first interview the same day and over 100 eventually were hired. We also held a private event for a banking institution and placed 35 veterans with the company within three weeks.
Single Point of Contact
Most of the time, especially with a larger employer, using a single point of contact (POC) is the most efficient method for us to match employers and veterans. Both MVRC and the employer assign a person as a POC to ensure that lines of communication remain open. Instead of broadcasting position descriptions to websites, the employer’s POC shares the info with our assigned POC, who then is responsible for reaching out to the veterans community to identify potential candidates for the employer. Our Veterans Services Specialists screen and pre-qualify the veterans before passing the resume to the employer’s POC.
- Write a check and send it to:
- Military Veterans Resource Center
- P.O. Box 29611
- Columbus, OH 43229-3314
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