ATLANTA – On Sept 14, 2015, Washington D.C. non-profit organization, The Vets Group, in partnership with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Avis Budget Group, Paradies, and over 70 employers, government agencies and small businesses brought to Atlanta the renowned, Leave No Veteran Behind Employment and Small Business Expo. “The expo was held at the Georgia International Convention Center, in College Park and featured hiring employers from the following companies and agencies: The City of Atlanta, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clayton County Water Authority, Delta Air Lines, the Army and Navy offices of small business programs, the U.S. departments of agriculture, transportation, veteran affairs and labor, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, Georgia State Patrol, the U.S. General Services Administration, ITT Tech, MARTA, the National Contract Management Association, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Standard Technology, the Transportation Security Administration, the Veteran Business Outreach Center and Wal-Mart.
Over 300 veterans and individuals from the public attended the event looking to fill the following positions: residential and commercial building inspectors, construction maintenance workers, contract specialist, data architect, senior data modeler, engineering technician, environmental sciences, engineering associate, firefighters, health sciences associates, heavy equipment operators, junior/senior IT specialist, laboratory and medical specialist, maintenance engineer, manufacturing engineers, project manager, purchasing manager, real estate specialist, security network engineer, senior business analyst, senior network developer, trade compliance specialist and water treatment specialist.
In addition to the hiring employers was a plethora of support service agencies and organizations that provided information and support to veterans on mental health services, financial assistance and entrepreneurship.
This is the 6th Leave No Veteran Behind event that was organized by the Vets Group that featured specific employment opportunities and services for Veterans, Active Duty Military and their family members as well as business opportunities for Veteran Owned Businesses. Other host states have included: South Carolina, Florida, Texas and Washington D.C. For more information on the Leave No Veteran Behind Expos visit www.vetsgroup.org.
The Reason We Ask You To
Help Us, Help Vets
Because some of our Veterans have limited means, proceeds from these events are used to help offset the costs for training these veterans for high demand occupations in the Information Technology Industry. A variety of IT courses are offered at our Cisco Certified Training Academy located in Washington D.C. Proceeds are also used to support the Returning Wounded Warriors banquets, which are organized monthly for military members stationed at the Walter Reed Medical Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, to honor them for their service and provide support to them and their families during their recovery.
The Leave No Veteran Behind Expo Highlights
“Thank you for organizing a great expo for Veterans and their families in Atlanta yesterday!” – Jody Overturf, USDA
“The conference was excellent, it was one of those times that I felt good that the community is reaching out to the Veterans in a big way! The program was powerful! It showed the human side of helping.” – Lawrence A. Reeves Jr., President, Aldridge Services, Inc.
“It was a pleasure to meet The Vets Group and work with them in the terrific veteran hiring event. I received much interest from veteran business owners in Georgia and we look forward to assisting them at the VBOC!” – Brenton Peacock, Director/ Business Consultant, Veterans Business Outreach Center
“Our company, Heavy Equipment College of GA, truly enjoyed your job Fair on September 14th in Atlanta, GA. We cover a lot of territory and would love to be able to join some of the upcoming job fairs you may have.” – Joy Council, Admissions Rep., Heavy Equipment College of GA