The Pledge to Hire Veterans is an initiative sponsored by U.S. Pavement Services to help facilitate, promote, and turn a company’s pledge to hire veterans into a reality.
- To pave the way for companies to hire veterans.
- To serve as a roadmap and referral source for companies who have pledged to hire veterans.
- To help U.S. companies to create meaningful career paths for veterans.
- To work with companies in order to help them to employ this highly skilled but underemployed demographic.
How the Pledge to Hire Veterans Began
U.S. Pavement Services has been a proud supporter of helping wounded veterans get back on their feet. Our organization has been a long time supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project™, an organization dedicated to helping veterans ease their transition back to the home and working world. In the process of our work with veterans, we have become aware of a significant gap in the system – that of helping companies wade through the somewhat difficult process of hiring a veteran.
As a result, U.S. Pavement is leading a national initiative, the Pledge to Hire Veterans initiative. With all they do to serve and protect our country, helping veterans to gain meaningful employment is the least we can do to value their sacrifice and accommodate their return home. After all, having taken part in rigorous training and fieldwork, veterans are highly disciplined professionals who would undoubtedly rise to the top of a pile of applicants anyway. “They need our help, and we need their help,” remarked U.S. Pavement CEO Mike Musto. “Veterans are skilled, structured and ready to work. In addition, businesses that hire veterans may be awarded substantial tax credits.”
In June 2013 during a pre-game ceremony at Fenway Park, U.S. Pavement Services, in partnership with the Boston Red Sox, honored the Wounded Warrior Project™ by recognizing more than 300 Wounded Warriors and their families. The Wounded Warriors were able to tour Fenway Park before the game and watch batting practice from the warning track. Following batting practice, Mike Musto, CEO of U.S. Pavement Services, Woburn, MA, presented a $10,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project™ to help support their efforts.
In January 2014, we introduced the initiative at the National Pavement Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to our peers. We received an enthusiastic response, with 40 fellow companies and contractors signing the pledge to hire veterans and many more on their way.
In June of 2014 we started our annual Pledge to Hire Veterans Red Sox game. We invited over 250 veterans and their families to a Red Sox game and pre-game tour of Fenway park. We had a WWII veteran throw out the ceremonial first pitch, the daughter of a veteran sang the National Anthem, and we donated $10,000 directly to Veterans and the organizations that support them. It was truly a wonderful day. In June of 2015, we did it again!
The Pledge to Hire Veterans is a promise we plan to keep, and we’ll hope you’ll join us in helping U.S. Veterans gain meaningful employment and create new careers.
To learn more about the Pledge to Hire Veterans campaign and what it means for your company, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-PAVEMENT (1-800-728-3636) today.
Additional news and publicity regarding the U.S. Pavement Services – Pledge to Hire Veterans campaign can be read below:
U.S. Pavement Launches Pledge to Hire Veterans >>
June 2014 – Pavement Maintenance & Construction magazine
From Dedicated soldier to valuable employee >>
June 2104 issue of Modern Contractor magazine
Interview with CEO Mike Musto >>
New England Real Estate Journal radio hosted by Rick Kaplan
Veterans Get Days at Sea >>
The East Hampton Star
Mike Musto challenges polls to renew work tax credit >>
November 2014 issue of The Boston Herald
Paving the Way for Job-Seeking Veterans >>
AOL – November 2014
U.S. Pavement CEO Receives Award from Department of Veterans’ Services >>
Pavement Maintenance & Construction Magazine 2014
SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS
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VETERAN SERVICES AWARD
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PLEDGE TO HIRE VETERANS
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TURKEYS FOR VETERANS
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CHRISTMAS TREES FOR VETERANS
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICES AWARD
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TURKEYS FOR VETERANS WITH HELP OF FIRE DEPARTMENT
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PLEDGE TO HIRE VETERANS GAME
June 7, 2016
On Saturday, June 4th, for the fourth consecutive year, U.S. Pavement Services, Inc. hosted over 300 veterans and their families at a Boston Red Sox game to honor military veterans and raise awareness for the Pledge to Hire Veterans initiative. When U.S. Pavement Services CEO, Mike Musto established the initiative in 2014, it was a way to give to back to those who have given so much. Giving back is a core value of the company but for Mike it’s personal.Read Full Article >
February 9, 2016
At this year’s National Pavement Expo (NPE) held in Charlotte, NC, U.S. Pavement Services, Inc. received the #1 Contractor of the Year award from Pavement Maintenance and Reconstruction magazine. CEO Mike Musto accepted the coveted award and the company was singled out as the top paving and pavement maintenance contractor from a field of nearly twenty thousand eligible contractors nationally.
The award cites excellence in quality of work, safety records, scope and variety of jobs, community outreach and overall growth.Read Full Article >