Company accepts USAA award at 2014 Contractor Connection Conference
SAN ANTONIO – USAA, in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes® program, presented Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. with their inaugural USAA VETS award for military hiring practices. Paul Davis Restoration, a national franchise company and provider of fire and water damage clean up and restoration services for residential and commercial properties, accepted the award at the recent 2014 Contractor Connection Conference in New Orleans.
Paul Davis was recognized for creating franchise ownership opportunities for veterans and also providing veterans with job opportunities at numerous franchise locations. Paul Davis was also recognized for donations of time, expertise, labor and supplies to help military families in need.
“Paul Davis believes that helping our franchise owners succeed should involve those who have served in the military,” said Tracy Bachtell, senior vice president, business development, Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. “We are honored to accept USAA’s recognition and we share their focus on supporting our military while providing exceptional customer service.”
Franchisees have used Hiring Our Heroes and its website, EmployerRoadmap.com, to find open positions and have placed more than 50 veterans among the company’s 370 franchise offices. Paul Davis also launched a Transition Assistance Program to help recently separated or retired military members transition to the civilian workforce. For veterans interested in owning their own business, Paul Davis also offers a $5,000 discount on the initial franchise fee to qualified military veterans.
“Hiring military veterans makes great business sense,” said Ken Rosen, senior vice president, claims, USAA. “Since 2006, USAA has hired more than 8,700 veterans and military spouses because they bring incredible leadership, core values and technical skills. We encourage all of our suppliers to follow the example of Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. and join us in making hiring veterans a top priority.”
USAA teams up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and is a Chairman’s Circle member of their Veteran Employment Advisory Council. USAA is also a founding member of the Chamber’s Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council.
Hiring Our Heroes was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from public, private and non-profit sectors, the program’s objective is to create momentum in hundreds of communities across the U.S. through grassroots engagement and public-private partnerships with job fairs and free online career tools. Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses have access to a number of resources to connect with employers around the world. For more information, visit www.HiringOurHeroes.org and www.EmployerRoadmap.com.
USAA provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 10.4 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving our nation in the U.S. military or have received an honorable discharge – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA),or visit usaa.com.
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