Volt Workforce Solutions Receives 2009 Corporate Responsibility Award
Volt Workforce Solutions Receives 2009 Corporate Responsibility Award from the American Staffing Association
Volt Workforce Solutions, a staffing business unit of Volt Information Sciences, Inc. announced that it has received a 2009 ASA Care Award from the American Staffing Association for outstanding corporate social responsibility initiative. Volt earned an award in the large staffing firm category (firms with more than $100 million in annual sales) for its "Volt Military Heroes Program. This is the second consecutive year that Volt has achieved Care Award honours from ASA for developing business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society.
The Volt Military Heroes Program is a nationwide program designed to provide career support and employment opportunities to transitioning military personnel, while simultaneously providing a valued service to clients, who need well-trained, qualified candidates. The objectives for the program are to recognize specific skill sets, training, leadership and other positive attributes instilled in Americas military service members, and collaborate with clients to provide veterans with the best employment opportunities that Corporate America can provide.
"Through the Volt Military Heroes Program, we are committed to help veteran candidates, including those with combat-related injuries, receive access to the employment resources they need, including resume preparation and career-readiness assistance, said Tom Daley, President of Volt Workforce Solutions. "And, with our database of millions of candidates, clients can gain access to outstanding veteran candidates who match their unique requirements.
"The ASA Care Awards demonstrate the breadth of the staffing industry's impact on the lives of others and the communities we live in, says award judge Serenity Edwards, CIPP, of the Direct Marketing Association. "That impact has the potential to grow as more staffing companies continue to develop socially responsible programs and promote the good work they are doing across the nation.
Jerome Shaw, a World War II veteran and Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Volt, commented, "Our military service men and women have served our country with distinction. I firmly believe it is our patriotic duty as a top recruiting organization to seek out these highly skilled individuals and provide them with the job opportunities they have earned and need through the Volt Military Heroes Program. It is personally gratifying for me that a distinguished organization such as ASA recognizes the importance of this program in helping our heroes to find meaningful employment."