Virginia Employers Recognized For Hiring Veterans And Military Spouses, Virginia Department of Veterans Services Presents Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Awards During 2021 Virtual Virginia Veterans and Military Conference
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) today recognized selected Virginia employers for their exceptional commitment to the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program and their hiring of Virginia military veterans, transitioning services members, and their spouses.
The winners of the 2021 Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Awards were announced during the 2021 Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference, presented virtually on September 15. The annual conference was hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Chamber Foundation in partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) and the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF).
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Acting Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Kathleen Jabs, Virginia Department of Veterans Services Commissioner John Maxwell, Deputy Commissioner Annie Walker and other VDVS program leaders announced the awards.
Four V3 Program certified employers received the coveted Governor’s Awards in recognition of their exceptional efforts in recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining Virginia veterans and military spouses during calendar year 2020. Awards were presented to the following V3 partners in the categories noted:
2021 V3 Governor’s Awards
Presented to V3 Certified Employers that “went above and beyond” in recruiting and hiring Virginia veterans during calendar year 2020.
- (Small Company – 1-51 employees)
First Division Consulting, Inc. – Arlington (24 hires)
- (Medium Company -51-300 employees)
Shipyard Staffing, LLC –Norfolk (221 hires)
(Large Company – 301-1,000 or more employees)
Contract Technical Resources Corporation (CTR) -Newport News (137 hires)
- (Enterprise Company -More than 1,000 employees)
Amazon Corporate –Seattle, Washington (8,120 hires)
2021 V3 Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Award
Presented in recognition of a V3 Certified Government Agency or Public Entity for demonstrated innovative support for Virginia veterans and promoting veteran employment.
Virginia Tech – Blacksburg
2021 V3 Hire VETS Now Fellowship Award
Presented in recognition for establishing a fellowship program for transitioning service members in partnership with the Virginia Chamber Foundation and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.
City of Norfolk
2021 VDVS Commissioner’s Award
Presented to a V3 Certified Employer who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the success of the Commonwealth.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) – Richmond
2021 V3 Impact Award
Presented to a V3 Certified Employer that has gone above and beyond to make positive and long-lasting community impact for Virginia veterans.
Tech for Troops – Richmond
2021 V3 Breakthrough Award
Presented in recognition of the V3 Certified Employer with the most innovative veteran
recruiting and hiring process.
Global Planning Initiatives, LLC (GPI) – Virginia Beach
2021 V3 Phoenix Award
Presented to a V3 Certified Employer that has demonstrated comprehensive support to veterans employed by their organization or to military job seekers applying to enter their workforce.
1901 Group –Reston
2021 V3 Military Spouse Award
Presented in recognition of the V3 Certified Employer who has excelled in the hiring of military spouses during 2020.
Amazon Corporate – Seattle, Washington
2021 V3 Readiness Award
Presented to a V3 Certified Employer for their efforts toward improving workforce readiness, streamlining career development and fostering a strong military readiness workplace culture and environment.
Bradley-Morris, LLC – Norfolk
2021 V3 Trailblazer Award
Presented to a V3 Certified Employer in recognition of their strong partnership in many aspects of the V3 program from recruiting, hiring, training and retaining Virginia veterans and spouses to workforce development, marketing and community impact.
CACI – Reston
2021 V3 Locality Award
Presented to a V3 Certified Locality for demonstrated innovative methods and overall support for Virginia veterans and for leadership in a creative and military-friendly community.
Fairfax County Government
2021 V3 MMAC (Military Medics and Corpsmen Program) Award
Presented to the MMAC Partner Healthcare System with the most veterans hired for the year.
Sentara Healthcare – Norfolk
About the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program
More than 2,400 businesses, state and local government agencies, and educational institutions are committed partners of the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program. These employers have hired more than 84,000 veterans since the program’s inception in 2012. Part of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS), the V3 Program helps employers develop and implement long-term strategies and nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, training and retaining Virginia veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. For more information, please visit www.dvsV3.com or www.dvs.virginia.gov.
About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) is a state government agency with more than 40 locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia. VDVS traces its history to 1928 and the establishment of the Virginia War Service Bureau to assist Virginia’s World War I
veterans. Today, VDVS assists veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; provides veterans and family members with linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The agency operates two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitation for veterans; provides an honored final resting place for veterans and their families at three state veterans cemeteries. It also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s tribute to Virginia’s men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.