RecruitMilitary, Sierra Group, Workplace Tech Foundation Develop New Hiring Process for Veterans with Disabilities

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Job-seeking veterans with disabilities will soon have a much easier time connecting with employers, thanks to a hiring process being introduced today. A typical employer that has a job opening will have access to a carefully selected veteran who has a disability and is highly qualified for the job--or a small group of such veterans--along with information regarding accommodations and employment incentives for hiring veterans with disabilities. The employer will then interview and hire whatever job candidate or candidates it wishes.

Job-seeking veterans with disabilities will soon have a much easier time connecting with employers, thanks to a hiring process being introduced today. A typical employer that has a job opening will have access to a carefully selected veteran who has a disability and is highly qualified for the job--or a small group of such veterans--along with information regarding accommodations and employment incentives for hiring veterans with disabilities. The employer will then interview and hire whatever job candidate or candidates it wishes.

Three organizations designed and will implement the process: the military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary, LLC; The Sierra Group, Inc., which consults with employers regarding the hiring of individuals with disabilities; and the Workplace Technology Foundation, a research and educational institution focused on the technology of workplace accommodation.

"The new process will be a boon to both employers and veterans with disabilities," said Drew Myers, President of RecruitMilitary and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps. "Many employers want to hire veterans with disabilities, but are not sure how to accommodate them--for example, how to define the job responsibilities and what special facilities to provide. This is especially true of smaller companies. The new process will fill in the blanks for them. As far as the job seekers are concerned, the process will help them show employers how they can make a valuable contribution in the workplace." RecruitMilitary connects Corporate America with job seekers among the men and women who have served in the United States armed forces. The company's connectivity tools include outsourced professional recruiting, RecruitMilitary Career Fairs for veterans and others with military backgrounds, online hiring products, and advertising space in online and print media. RecruitMilitary is headquartered in Cincinnati and was founded in 1998.

Janet Fiore, Chief Executive Officer of the Sierra Group, said "Our firm is honored to provide our services to companies wanting to hire veterans with disabilities. At a time when there is so much negative publicity about the plight of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines as they return from war, there are so many positive opportunities for veterans with disabilities in the workforce. Our role in this collaboration is a natural addition to our existing cadre of services that are ALL geared to reversing the rate of unemployment for people with disabilities in America. We are eager to make sure that all of the companies that want to make a commitment to these men and women with disabilities can overcome any barrier to doing so." The Sierra Group consults with employers regarding the wide range of issues they face when looking to hire people who have disabilities--issues that include internal corporate policies, regulatory compliance, technology-related accommodation, and risk management. The Sierra Group is a certified women business enterprise located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Sierra has been operating since 1992.

How the Process Will Work
The new process will begin when an employer places a job order with RecruitMilitary and expresses an interest in hiring a veteran with a disability. RecruitMilitary's National Recruiting Center in Cincinnati will carry out its regular initial tasks--scanning databases for potential job candidates and interviewing those individuals by telephone. Concurrently, The Sierra Group will work with the interested employer on accommodation, risk management, and compliance issues.

As the process progresses, RecruitMilitary will select the candidates with the most potential and prepare them to interview with the employer. The Sierra Group will consult with both RecruitMilitary and the employer as needed. After a candidate has been hired, The Workplace Technology Foundation will be available to help the employer with technological and financial issues, including the securing of a tax credit for hiring a veteran with a disability. The Foundation maintains the Web site http://www.employmentincentives.com , which describes federal and state tax credits that are available to companies that hire veterans with disabilities.

Contacts:
Drew Myers, President                
RecruitMilitary, LLC                    
Phone: 513-683-5020
drew(at)recruitmilitary.com                

Janet Fiore, CEO
The Sierra Group, Inc.
Phone: 610-291-8135
info(at)thesierragroup.com

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