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1 Virginia Values Veterans: Bringing Veterans and Employers Together Virginia Workforce Professionals Academy October 1, 2014 Andy Schwartz V3 Program Manager

2 Virginia Veterans Population at a Glance Percent of Virginia Veterans in Working Age Population 68% National Average 55% Number of Virginia Veterans in Working Age Population 572,000 Percent of Virginia Veterans in the labor force 68% National Average 50.3% Number of Virginia Veterans in the labor force 556,000 Virginia s non-veteran labor force makes up 2.5% of the total US non-veteran labor force. Virginia s VETERAN labor force population makes up 5% of the total US Veteran labor force Virginia s Veteran Full-time Employment Rate 86.16% National Veteran Full-time Employment Rate 80.17% Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs and US Department of Labor

3 Virginia Veterans Population Rankings Category Overall Population 12 th (8.2M) Ranking: Veterans Labor Force Participation Rate 1 st (68%) Overall Population ,000 Veterans since 2009 (8.2M) Overall Veteran Population 6 th (843K) Overall Veteran Working-Age Population 4 th (572K) Veteran Education and Vocational $ Spent per Capita 2 nd ($1,040) Veteran Labor Force Population Growth (last 5 years) 1 st (12%) Veteran Population Growth (next 5 years) 1 st (1.06%) Number of Veteran Owned Small Businesses 1 st (1,000+) Unique Veteran Patients per Capita Veteran Healthcare $ Spent per Capita 50 th 50 th Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs and US Department of Labor

4 Mission and Goals Mission: Through broad public and private partnerships the V3 program assists Virginia employers in meeting their recruiting, hiring, and retention needs. The V3 program will: Educate employers on the value of hiring Veterans Train organizations on how to effectively recruit, hire and retain Veterans and, Connect engaged companies with qualified Veterans

5 2 nd Quarter - national unemployment rate for Post 9/11 Veterans = 6.4% 4% in Virginia UE typically higher among younger, women, and Hispanic Veterans Veteran Unemployment Rate in Virginia (2013): 3.6% Virginia Veteran Unemployment Rate In Virginia, while improving, the rate is still above pre-recession levels Veterans are an ideal hire, and companies are beginning to realize that. 5

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8 Virginia Employer Snapshot

9 News Stories The Iraq war veteran was being evaluated for post traumatic stress disorder before he opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas on Wednesday. --April, the Army vet of Iraq and Afghanistan had been committed several times, the horrors of war leaving him delusional...these men are all vets who have fought for us, only to fight their own demons...iraq and Afghanistan brought constant combat, roadside bombs, long deployments, and the randomness of urban warfare. -- May, 2014 "As with many veterans, [name redacted] s battle against the emotional scars of a long military career was just beginning when he returned home. It ended last month when he was shot to death after he threatened to kill the family." --May, 2014 Two soldiers from the unit... were killed, and three fellow soldiers were charged with murder. The killings were part of a larger pattern of violence extending back to 2005, including 11 murders, in what was the largest killing spree involving a single army base in modern U.S. history... Tellingly, [the unit's] post-traumatic stress disorder rate was more than three times that of an equivalent unit that had served in a less violent part of Iraq. --April, 2014 Removing the Stigma: Media Portrayal Counter: 500,000 Veterans are treated for some form of PTSD each year. 7.7 Million Americans cope with some form of PTSD. On an average day, you may be talking to an average person, veteran or civilian, dealing with PTSD and never have any idea. We must have honest conversations about how veterans fit into our larger society. We are neither special victims of our service nor necessarily special heroes because of it, certainly no more than the many Americans who are everyday heroes. PTSD is the perfect place to start that conversation. Whenever a veteran is implicated in a crime, the default assumption is that he or she is suffering from PTSD, but no one ever blames PTSD if a soccer mom loses her temper at the referee, though she may very well have PTSD from a teenage physical assault. In neither case is PTSD relevant to the incident or the outburst because PTSD is no more to blame for violence in veterans than it is in the average American. --Wellman, June,

10 How Virginia Values Veterans Helps: Educates employers on the Value a Veteran brings to the civilian workspace. Educates employers on OFCCP / VEVRAA Regulations; USERRA; ADA Trains employers on PTSD / TBI myths and realities Trains employers to build an accommodating workplace for Veterans Connects employers with local resources Strategic Alliance Group: Virginia Employment Commission Virginia Community College System Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services US Dept. of Veterans Affairs US Dept. of Labor Department of Social Services Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce 10

11 1. There is a compelling business case to hire Veterans. Distinctive capabilities: performance oriented, teamwork, problem solving, etc. Valuable highly technical skill sets 2. Socially responsible thing to do. Builds goodwill with Employees Customers Community OFCCP/VEVRAA Compliance (Federal Contractors) Tax Incentives (11, 12) 11

12 Does your organization s Recruitment, Hiring and Retention program value Veterans? 12

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14 V3 Success June 2012-Present Virginia Companies Reached 625 Virginia Companies Certified 215 Veteran Jobs Pledged 7,900+ Actual Hires Reported 5,300+

15 V3 FY 15 Cumulative Goals Virginia Companies Reached 900 Virginia Member Companies 350 Veteran Jobs Pledged 15,000 Actual Hires Reported 9,000

16 Benefits of V3 Certification: Membership in an elite group of organizations in the Commonwealth Continual updates on current best practices in Veteran recruitment, hiring and retention Ongoing networking opportunities to grow your business Entrance into targeted Recruiting Days to help you secure top Veteran talent Public recognition as a Veteran hiring organization to the military communities in the Commonwealth through ongoing media announcements highlighting V3 certified organizations Cutting edge knowledge of best practices in Veteran recruitment, hiring and retention, and access to practical tools you build a robust Veteran Hiring plan Access to Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVERs) to assist in locating qualified Veterans 16

17 Veteran Transition Challenges Similarities to Deployment Risk and Fear Fog of War Discomfort and Fatigue Boredom Foreign language / culture Differences from Deployment No Training / Retraining Reality Check is too late No Network No Advance Party / Change of Command No Pay 17

18 Overcoming Transition Challenges post military discharge Solutions Connection to local case-management services. Connect to employers / educational opportunities Build a network Become involved in the community Learn the language / culture How VTAP Helps Veterans Bring resources together for continued training opportunities Connect V3 Employers and V3 Educators with Veterans Assist in building a network / mentor system Be the Advance Party Educate on benefits 18

19 On August 13, 2014, through Executive Order 23, Governor McAuliffe calls on 10,000 businesses in Virginia to commit to hiring Virginia s Veterans By submitting a pledge letter a Virginia company commits to recruit, hire, and retain Veterans. This begins the V3 Membership Process. We need you to tell your business contacts about the Patriot Pledge! We ask all current V3 companies to spread the word and send interested companies to the V3 website ( to submit a Patriot Pledge 19

20 Upcoming Events: Go to for a list of upcoming training events. Go to for a list of V3 member companies

21 Andrew Schwartz Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program Manager (804) Allen Fryman Virginia Transition Assistance Program Coordinator (804)

22 Upcoming Events: Oct 23, 2014 Transition on the Go Transition Seminar Hampton, VA Oct 28, 2014 V3 Employer Training Day (Prince William, VA) Oct 29, 2014 V3 Recruiting Day Falls Church, VA Nov 20, 2014 V3 Employer Training Day Charlottesville, VA Nov 21, 2014 Manufacturing Employer Training Day Prince George, VA Dec 4, 2014 Small Business Employer Training Day (Richmond, VA) Dec 11, 2014 V3 Recruiting Day Hampton, VA

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