Impact Advisory Group, LLC has been awarded a contract by the Virginia Department of Veteran’s Services to provide business development training for the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Initiative. The V3 Initiative is a state-wide government program which aims to educate and assist Virginia companies in hiring more veterans as they complete their obligations to the armed services.
The unemployment rate for ex-military personnel is significantly higher (around 10%) than the national average. “These are our nation’s heroes; they possess a unique mix of skills, experience, leadership qualities and work ethic that should make them attractive to most employers” said Chris Davidson, President of Impact Advisory Group. “We are honored to be working with the V3 Initiative and look forward to helping them improve the lives of Virginia’s veterans while positively impacting hundreds of companies across the commonwealth.”
The V3 program offers a series of certification programs to equip participating companies with the knowledge and tools they need to make veteran employment a priority in their hiring practices. Impact will provide outreach training to V3 staff and select representatives of the Virginia Employment Commission with the goal of increasing the number of V3-certified businesses in Virginia.