As part of Military Veterans Resource Center’s goal of helping veterans find stable employment, we create opportunities for veterans to connect with employers in their area. To accomplish this goal, we have developed partnerships with many Ohio employers and have helped them hire numerous candidates. For example, if an employer has an opening and they contact us, we can match them with an experienced, well-trained, veteran candidate who meets the needs of the company. If you are an employer interested in partnering with Military Veterans Resource Center, we can offer the following services:
MVRC hosts several career fairs each year where military friendly companies can participate for a small fee. The career fairs are open to all veterans, but we make sure our clients are prepared, professional and ready to interview. Past participants have said MVRC career fairs are some of the best they’ve attended, and oftentimes employers leave with 15-20 interviews lined up.
Private Hiring Events
For each private hiring event, we invite 2-3 companies to come together and recruit for their open positions. In the weeks leading up to the event, employers give us the job descriptions of the positions they want to fill. We’ll then identify qualified veterans and prepare them to interview on the spot at the event.
When MVRC partners with an employer, we often work together by using a single point of contact (POC). Both MVRC and the employer will assign one person to be the POC for each organization. When a position opens up in the company, the employer’s POC shares the information with our POC, who then reaches out to our veteran network and identifies candidates for the employer. Currently, we have partnerships with large corporations and small businesses throughout Ohio.
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 allowed businesses and certain tax-exempt organizations to qualify for an expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for hiring qualified unemployed veterans for the first time. Military Veterans Resource Center will help employers file Form 8850 to ensure they receive the tax credit.
Many employers establish support groups for their veteran employees to help them through their transition to the civilian workforce. MVRC can provide speakers for these groups and can provide employers with information on veteran unemployment topics.