toddler dr martens Operation Hire to create jobs for veterans
ANNAPOLIS Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced Monday, May 26, the start of Operation Hire: Maryland’s 100 Day Veteran Hiring Challenge. Operation Hire, a statewide campaign encouraging employers to hire Maryland veterans, will complement existing supportive services for veterans seeking employment across the state.
“Veterans bring remarkable skill sets and qualities to our civilian work environment. They display fierce loyalties and commitment, a strong work ethic, excellent problem solving capabilities, and technical training,” O’Malley said in a news release. “I challenge our state and local agencies, as well as private businesses, to participate in Operation Hire,” he said.
“While we owe them a debt we can never fully repay, Operation Hire will play a critical role in supporting the men and women who have given so much for our state and for our nation,” said Brown. “We must remain committed to ensuring that our veterans can use the skills they learned defending our country to compete for good middle class jobs throughout our state.”
One of the administration’s strategic foals is full employment for veterans by the end of 2015. State and local agencies and private businesses are encouraged to participate in Operation Hire with veteran friendly hiring initiatives.
The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs will share participant information and track hiring for the next 100 days. In the early fall, businesses and agencies who participate in Operation Hire will be recognized for their efforts.