Orion Participates in 2-Year Joining Forces Anniversary
April 30, 2013, marked the two-year anniversary of Joining Forces, a national initiative to involve all sectors of society to provide improved opportunities to Veterans and their families in the areas of Employment, Education, and Wellness. In April 2011, President Obama issued a challenge to the private sector to hire or train 100,000 Veterans by 2014.
To mark the 2-year anniversary, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that Americaâ€™s businesses have nearly tripled the goal set by President Obama, and did so eight months early. According to Mrs. Obama, the private sector has already hired or trained 290,000 veterans and military spouses since the start of the program; with commitments from American companies to hire or train another 435,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.
Orion was honored to be included in the anniversary event, which was held in the East Room of the White House. David Coe, former Marine Corps Officer and Vice President â€“ Strategic Programs at Orion International, as well as Mike Wooster, former Navy Aviation Electronics Technician and Candidate Recruiter at Orion, attended on behalf of Orion.
Orion is proud to have assisted several Joining Forces companies in achieving their Military Hiring goals in 2011 and 2012. And having exceeded our own pledge to Joining Forces in 2012, Orion was invited to publicly recommit to this important initiative through Military Hiring Events and consultative training programs to educate companies on creating and implementing a Military Recruiting Strategy.
With commitments from the private sector, Joining Forces continues to gain momentum, as evidenced in the video below featuring Orion alumnus Jeff Metcalf: