On Wednesday, January 29, Commissioner Aaron Demerson of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) presented DynCorp International (DI) the “We Hire Vets” award in recognition for its commitment to hiring veterans.
The “We Hire Vets” employer recognition program, a partnership between the TWC, Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) and Texas Workforce Solutions, was launched in 2017 to recognize Texas employers for their commitment to hiring veterans and to provide Texas workers who are veterans with a direct link to employment opportunities.
Texas is home to more than 565,000 employers and 2.6 million small businesses, and there are 1.7 million veterans in Texas. The program allows employers to apply for the recognition or be nominated by a local workforce development board or TVC partner.
“I am excited to celebrate DynCorp International for their efforts in hiring our nation’s heroes,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson. “With 42 percent of its Texas workforce made up of veterans, DynCorp is ensuring our veterans have the opportunity to experience the same pride and purpose they had while serving.”
“The Texas Veterans Commission recognizes companies for focusing on veteran employment,” said Thomas Palladino, TVC executive director. “Because hiring veterans is not good will, it’s good for business.”
DI’s Dianne Walker, Human Resources senior vice president and Fred Littleton, Recruiting director received the award on behalf of DI.
“Approximately 60 percent of our global workforce are veterans,” said Dianne Walker. “DI has a proud and longstanding legacy of hiring veteran employees.”
“In 2019 we hired 483 employees in Texas, more than half of which were veterans,” said Fred Littleton. “Not only do vets bring the skills needed to perform our job requirements, they also help build up our company with values, honor and a mindset of service.”