Sierra Pacific Industries and other Washington companies are being honored for hiring veterans.
The state Employment Security Department announced that they recognized 12 Washington businesses and agencies for their efforts to employ military veterans in 2019.
Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine announced the Hire-A-Vet award recipients in support of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Hire-A-Veteran Month proclamation and the upcoming Veterans Day holiday.
Employment Security created the Hire-A-Vet award to call attention to unemployed veterans in Washington and to recognize companies with a good track record of hiring, retaining and celebrating veterans in their workforce. One business winner is selected from each of the 12 workforce development areas in Washington.
All winners participate in the state’s YesVets program to promote the hiring of veterans.
The 2019 awardees are:
LeVine encourages interested businesses to contact WorkSource for help hiring veterans. Employment Security has staff at centers who are specifically assigned to help veterans find jobs, including disabled veterans. The department has provided these services since 1933.
WorkSource places about 10,000 veterans into jobs each year. There are 514,000 military veterans living in Washington.
WorkSource in a partnership of state, local and non-profit agencies that work together to deliver employment and training services to Washington businesses and job seekers.