NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Today, GCA Services Group, a leading national provider of facility services, will attend Blackstone’s inaugural Veterans Hiring Summit to support the hiring of American veterans across the alternative asset management firm’s portfolio companies.
“GCA is so proud to participate in this most important initiative to honor the commitment of our veterans as they re-enter the workforce”
In support of the White House’s “Joining Forces” initiative, in April Blackstone committed to hire 50,000 American veterans across its portfolio of 78 companies over the next five years. Today’s summit is designed to help hiring executives within Blackstone’s portfolio companies learn how to attract and hire veterans and to help the U.S. Military and veterans organizations learn how they can help facilitate this recruitment initiative.
“GCA is so proud to participate in this most important initiative to honor the commitment of our veterans as they re-enter the workforce,” said GCA Chairman, CEO, and President, Bob Norton. “These individuals will become invaluable members of our team, and we are fortunate to be part of this chapter in their careers.”
In addition to human resources executives from Blackstone’s 78 portfolio companies, the summit will feature Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Terry Gerton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) at the Department of Labor; Col. Rich Morales, Executive Director of Joining Forces at the Office of the First Lady; and Col. Robert Yost, Director of the U.S. Army’s Transition Strategic Outreach Office.
The summit will cover a wide range of topics related to the veteran hiring initiative, including the strengths of the veteran applicant pool, coordination with local VA offices, and the role of mentorship in ensuring a positive transition to civilian life for those who have served our nation.
About GCA Services Group, Inc.
GCA Services Group, Inc. is a leading national provider of quality facility services, including janitorial/custodial services, contamination control for cleanroom manufacturing, facilities operations and maintenance, grounds and athletic field management, diversified staffing, and more. With over 32,000 employees, GCA serves over 870 clients in a variety of sectors, including K-12 schools, higher education, corporate office buildings, manufacturing, high-tech, bio-pharmaceutical, nuclear power, defense, energy & utilities, warehouses and distribution centers, and others. For more information, please visit www.gcaservices.com or follow GCA on Twitter, @gcaservices.
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