(PRWEB) November 29, 2014
Robert A. Ferrante has expanded his commitment to military veterans and their families with a new partnership with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of Orange County (IAVOC), the first and largest organization for new veterans and their families. As unemployment continues to plague many veterans, the partnership aims to bring career opportunities to IAVOC's membership through mentorship, franchise incentives and the funding of job training programs. To kick off the partnership, Ferrante will sponsor a promotion this December to raise money for IAVOC and participate with the organization in "VetsOC" events at VA hospitals in cities across Orange County.
Of the partnership, Ferrante said, "My partnership with the IAVOC will allow us to be more effective in our work to recruit and employ veterans and bring attention to the fact that veterans have qualities that make them ideal small business owners and team members. We are lucky to have such an esteemed organization to assist us and I am honored for this opportunity."
Together, IAVOC and Ferrante will also host "VetOC" events at VA hospitals and centers across the county on Dec. 6. At these events throughout Orange County, team members will distribute clothing and supermarket gift cards to the VA's patients and staff members. IAVOC VetsOC are empowering local events that unite IAVOC members and its supporters.
"IAVOC is excited about partnering with Robert A. Ferrante and his campaign to bring career opportunities to the new greatest generation of veterans," said IAVOC CEO and Founder Jason Kent. "Leaders like Bob Ferrante understand that veterans can translate their military skills into new job opportunities and lead with confidence in the civilian workforce. We are proud to work with them to add more veteran business owners and team members to their company family."
Ferrante has a history of supporting our nation's service members. His organizations have contributed to veteran programs, such as VetFam, which provides support and incentives for veterans seeking small-business ownership. In addition, Ferrante’s businesses collectively employ more than 600 former military professionals.