Virginia Tech recognized for hiring more veterans than any other state agency

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By vtnews.vt.edu

Virginia Tech has been awarded a statewide Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Governor’s Award for hiring more veterans than any other state agency in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are 65 state agencies, including 39 colleges and universities.

During the 2014-15 fiscal year, the university hired 104 veterans in a variety of full and part-time staff, professional, teaching, research, and wage positions in various locations across the state.

“There’s no question that veterans have many of the skills we are looking for in our employees at Virginia Tech,” said Hal Irvin, associate vice president of Human Resources. “In addition to being incredibly talented in a variety of areas, they are loyal, committed, and mission focused.”

As the military begins to downsize, the number of service members leaving the military is increasing. Virginia Tech has expanded its efforts to help veterans find employment at the university. In addition to attending dozens of job fairs across the country and spending time working with unemployed veterans locally, the university’s human resources professionals work closely with the Virginia Employment Commission offices in Radford, Roanoke, and Wytheville to identify veterans seeking post service employment opportunities.

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