About Veteran Staffing Network
Veterans want jobs. Employers want the best candidates possible and express a desire to hire veterans. Yet, the unemployment rate for recently separated veterans remains 50% higher than for the general public. The potential is there, yet the solution has not been found. The cost to society is billions in unemployment benefits, more in long-term lost potential in the economy, and leaves those who have served on our behalf frustrated. The bottom line— veterans who can do a great job are still unemployed. As hundreds of thousands of service men and women are discharged over the next few years, the problem will grow worse unless we intervene now.
The Veteran Staffing Network is a social enterprise business developed by Easter Seals Serving DC | MD |VA that builds on our long experience in veteran employment programs. By focusing squarely on the individual needs of employers and veterans, we provide the best personal match for each position and the support our nation’s veterans need to successfully transition back to the civilian world.
As a non-profit organization, we reinvest all revenues generated by the Veteran Staffing Network to provide crucial support services for veterans, wounded warriors, and their families.
Majority of our employees are veterans, including service-disabled veterans, serving fellow veterans.
At its core, the Veteran Staffing Network is a staffing agency. We provide temp-to-perm, contract, and direct-hire placements. Instead of serving the general public, however, we put our veterans on a meaningful career path. We accomplish this by bringing together diverse constituencies and strengths in an innovative way to support both the business seeking to hire top-notch employees and veterans transitioning to civilian life.
The Veteran Staffing Network takes an ecosystem approach that attacks the barriers to employment at each pain point within the system, supporting veterans, their families, and the organizations that employ them. It builds a bridge between employers and veterans and provides the support infrastructure each need to succeed, and uses a private industry model for sustainability.
About Easter Seals: Our Parent Company
For over 75 years, Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA has developed a wide range of programs to serve the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Easter Seals has built a strong reputation of effective collaborations with local neighborhood leaders to design and offer the best possible supportive services for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. Operating from nineteen sites spread across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, Easter Seals provides best practice programs across the life span continuum, including veterans and their families.
Easter Seals is an independently incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Easter Seals is, as Admiral Mullen’s aide, Col. David Sutherland said, “one of the few organizations who can accelerate the provision of services to immediately support the needs of our military and veterans and is a strong organization differentiated from the thousands of ‘boutique’ organizations that are developing.” We are proud and honored to use Easter Seals’ strength as a highly professional organization to make veterans and their families stronger and able to reintegrate back to their communities.