MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential services to residential and commercial customers in the termite, pest control, cleaning and restoration markets, is dedicated to increasing the number of transitioning service members and veterans in their network of well-recognized brands.
ServiceMaster leaders are preparing to launch specific partnerships with veteran groups across the U.S., to share relevant job openings and jointly market their efforts within the communities their frontline employees already serve. From its global service center in Memphis, Tennessee, ServiceMaster operates in more than 25 countries through an extensive service network of more than 8,000 company-owned locations and franchise license agreements.
“I understand the difficulty of translating one’s military skills so civilian employers can clearly understand them,” said David Dart, chief human resources officer for ServiceMaster and a former Lt. in the U.S. Navy. “If you look specifically at those transitioning service members, they possess both valuable leadership and operational skills that could fill a variety of business needs throughout all levels of our organization, making us better as a company.”
This past weekend, the company’s veteran appreciation group volunteered with a chapter of Operation Stand Down. The one-day event provided critical services to local veterans and their families that included health screenings, housing referrals and legal services. In the weeks prior, employees also collected clothing and other essential items to donate to participating veterans at the event.
“It has been wonderful partnering with ServiceMaster for the past two years and we look forward to their continued support,” said William Jones, founder and executive director of Operation Stand Down Mid-South and a former Sgt. 1stClass with the U.S. Army. “We have enjoyed their partnership and they are a valued partner not only to Operation Stand Down but to the entire military community.”
According to The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are an estimated 20.8 million living veterans with 250,000 transitioning service members entering the civilian workforce every year. The National Defense Research Institute reports some of the top skills they bring with them include critical thinking, project planning, and team-building, and they serve with a strong sense of integrity, accountability and perseverance.
“These efforts truly embody our organization’s We Serve, We Care, and We Deliver philosophy that we strive to achieve for both our employees and customers every single day,” said Velvet Graham, senior director of events and community relations for ServiceMaster, and veteran Air Force Sgt.
National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity.
ServiceMaster’s veteran appreciation employee resource group sponsors a variety of events throughout the year that serve employees and veterans in the communities where they live, work, and play.
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