VDVS Recognizes Employers for Commitment to Virginia Values Veterans Program
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services has recognized certain Virginia employers for their commitment to the Virginia Values Veterans Program and their hiring of Virginia military veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses.
The winners of the 2021 Virginia Values Veterans Awards were announced at the 2021 Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference, held virtually Sept. 15. The annual conference was organized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Chamber Foundation in partnership with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation.
Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Defense Kathleen Jabs, Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner John Maxwell, Deputy Commissioner Annie Walker and other VDVS program officials announced the price.
Four Certified V3 Program Employers Received Coveted Governor’s Awards in Recognition of Their Exceptional Efforts in Recruiting, Hiring, Training, and Retaining Virginia Veterans and Military Spouses in Calendar Year 2020 Prizes were awarded to the following V3 Partners in the categories listed:
Governor’s Award V3 2021
Presented to V3-certified employers who “exceeded expectations” in recruiting and hiring Virginia veterans in the 2020 calendar year.
Small business – 1 to 51 employees
First Division Consulting, Inc. – Arlington (24 hires)
Medium Enterprise -51-300 employees
Shipyard Staffing, LLC – Norfolk (221 hires)
Large company – 301 to 1,000 or more employees
Contract Technical Resources Corporation (CTR) – Newport News (137 hires)
Company Company – Over 1,000 employees
Amazon Corporate – Seattle, Washington (8,120 hires)
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Award V3 2021
Presented in recognition of a V3-certified government agency or public entity for demonstrated innovative support of Virginia veterans and promotion of veteran employment: Virginia Tech–Blacksburg
2021 V3 Hire VETS Now Fellowship Award
Presented in recognition of the creation of a transitioning military scholarship program in partnership with the Virginia Chamber Foundation and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services: City of Norfolk
VDVS Commissioner Award 2021
Presented to a V3 certified employer who went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure Commonwealth success: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) – Richmond
Impact V3 Price 2021
Presented to a V3 Certified Employer who has gone above and beyond to make a positive and lasting community impact for Virginia Veterans: Tech for the Troops – Richmond
V3 Breakthrough Price 2021
Presented in recognition of the V3 Certified Employer with the Most Innovative Veteran Recruitment and Hiring Process: Global Planning Initiatives, LLC (GPI) – Virginia Beach
Phoenix V3 Price 2021
Presented to a V3 certified employer who has demonstrated full support for veterans employed by their organization or military job seekers applying to enter their workforce: Group 1901 – Reston
Military Spouse Award V3 2021
Presented in recognition of the V3 Certified Employer who excelled in hiring military spouses in 2020: Amazon Company – Seattle, Washington
V3 2021 Readiness Pricing
Presented to a V3 Certified Employer for their efforts to improve workforce readiness, streamline career development, and foster a strong culture and military readiness work environment: Bradley-Morris, LLC – Norfolk
V3 Pioneer Award 2021
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 artwork, marketing and community impact: CACI – Reston
Locality Award V3 2021
Presented to a V3 certified locality for demonstrated innovative methods and comprehensive support for Virginia veterans and for leadership in a creative, military-friendly community: Fairfax County Government
2021 V3 MMAC (Military Physician and Corpsman Program) Awards
Featured at MMAC Partner Healthcare System with Most Veterans Hired for the Year: Sentara Healthcare – Norfolk
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