JUPITER, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michele Obama will recognize G4S today for its successful commitment to hiring returning military veterans and their families as part of the ‘Joining Forces’ Campaign. G4S President Drew Levine and Custom Protection Officer® Joshua Milewski will be at the White House today.
Since the ‘Joining Forces’ campaign began two years ago, G4S has hired more than 6,000 returning military veterans and their families as part of the Joining Forces Campaign. Milewski was one of the returning veterans hired under the program.
Milewski, from Baltimore, is a former U.S. Marine who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Milewski was hired in 2012 by G4S as a Custom Protection Officer. Since then, he has been promoted as a site supervisor. G4S continues to support Milewski’s commitment to his country as an active member of the Army National Guard.
G4S was one of the first companies to join the Joining Forces Program and has hired 7,900 veterans since August 2011.
"Returning veterans are a perfect fit for our G4S Custom Protection Officer program,” said Drew Levine. “Their skills, experience and dedication provide true value for our customers.”
G4S estimates that 25 percent of its employees are veterans, working in all sections of the company from entry level roles to senior management.
The White House reports that in the last two years, the Joining Forces Campaign has received commitments from companies to hire or train more than 125,000 veterans and military spouses. The comprehensive national initiative mobilizes large and small companies and non-profits in an effort to give service members and their families the opportunity and support they have earned.
“G4S has stood by me from the beginning,” said Milewski. “Even now, the company accommodates my National Guard Training schedule.
“I am proud our company continues to be a desirable place for returning veterans. G4S leads the security industry in providing quality security officer personnel. Our veterans are a natural fit for our company and they are a key part of our success,” said Levine.
G4S has consistently been recognized for its full range of military outreach initiatives. G4S was recently named to the 2013 G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list for four consecutive years. G4S has also been awarded "Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military™ by CivilianJobs.com.
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) is proud to have developed programs that target and build upon the excellent skills and training of our military veterans. These specialized skill sets, multiple levels of training, experience and qualifications allow us to design customized security programs that meet our customers’ specific needs.
About G4S Secure Solutions
G4S Secure Solutions is the nation’s leading security company, providing a wide range of security services and technology solutions. The G4S expertise in analyzing security needs and developing specialized programs enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership for security and related services, and focus on quality improvement and risk reduction. For more information visit: http://www.g4s.us/en-us/
G4S is the world’s leading secure outsourcing group, specializing in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.
G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 620,000 employees.