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.
The goals of our program are:
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.
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.
To kick off the program, retired Army Specialist of the 101st Airborne Division Steve Bohn recently joined U.S. Pavement as a Chief Quality Inspector and to help companies make the Pledge to Hire Veterans a reality.
He suffered severe spinal injuries and was shuffled off to the U.S. Army-operated Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Then to Walter/Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C where he underwent two major surgeries.
With the help of the Wounded Warriors Project™ and campaigns like U.S. Pavement’s Pledge to Hire Veterans, Bohn is a part of the workforce again, making great strides toward resuming a normal life. He is ready and willing to help your company make their Pledge to Hire Veterans a reality.
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.