Chantilly, VA – SRC, Inc. recently participated in a “meet the company” event and job fair at Virginia’s U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) Transition Center. The center is a partnership of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Suffolk, Opportunity Inc. and several other regional organizations that provides worker transition, entrepreneurship and business retention services for the individuals and business affected by the USJFCOM disestablishment. The event was an opportunity for potential employees, many of who are veterans, to discuss career opportunities with SRC.
“At SRC we are committed to hiring the best people and creating a positive, supportive and healthy work environment for them,” stated Paul G. Tremont, president of SRC. “It is great that Virginia’s USJFCOM Transition Center is providing these opportunities for veterans and companies to connect. As a government contractor, we design and build lifesaving devices and provide important services to keep our nation safe and strong. Tapping into this workforce is valuable as we search for individuals who believe in our mission. We selectively hire people who emulate our core values, and have technical skills and relevant experience. This group seems to fit well and we encourage other employers to find out more about this program.”
The Hampton Roads region is a growing area for SRC as the company recently won a contract to provide various technical and analytical services to Department of Defense agencies. SRC recruiters and engineers spent two days at the center meeting with candidates during the event. The veterans gave positive feedback on how well they were treated by SRC and the other companies using the center. These veterans being displaced have extensive experience that makes them uniquely suited to positions with SRC. As a result of this job fair, four candidates were given employment offers and the company anticipates needing more employees in the near future.
“Two of Governor McDonnell’s top priorities for the commonwealth are job creation and making Virginia the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. The Governor would like nothing more than to keep the displaced workers from U.S. Joint Forces Command, many of whom are veterans, working and living here in Virginia,” said Julie Gifford, regional military liaison to the secretary of veterans affairs and homeland security for Governor Bob McDonnell. “We appreciate SRC’s efforts in reaching out to the commonwealth and the Hampton Roads region. Its assistance in putting these highly-skilled and highly-educated individuals back to work is both timely and encouraging. We welcome the opportunity to continue partnering with SRC in the future and look forward to continued growth in the Hampton Roads region.”
The center encourages other companies to capitalize on the talent of those who have served in the military to benefit their workforce and the region. The program is designed to connect companies with candidates who have the ability to enter the position with the knowledge and skills proven in real world situations. Many of these candidates have college degrees, leadership experience and are highly trained in technical fields. Employers can contact the center coordinator at 757-514-4450 for more information.
About SRC, Inc.
SRC is a not-for-profit research and development company with more than 50 years of experience in defense, environment and intelligence. SRCTec, a subsidiary, offers manufacturing and lifecycle support for complex electronics systems. Together, through innovation in science, technology and information, they are redefining possible® – helping keep America safe and strong. SRC works with the customer for the best solution – not the bottom line – resulting in nationally significant, next generation products and services.
SRC is a FORTUNE 100 Best Company to Work for and has been named to Best Companies lists in New York, Ohio and Texas. The company employs more than 1,100 people in 15 offices throughout Colorado, Maine, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. SRC has many great jobs available across the nation. We invite you to learn more about our career opportunities, and how they’ll both challenge you professionally and change your perception of what life/work balance is. For more information, visit www.srcinc.com.