During the week of November 14, 2011, DynCorp International’s Teresa Houk, Human Resources Supervisor, Columbus Support Division, coordinated support for veterans at the local Workforce Investment Network (WIN) Job Center. Along with Houk, DI’s Columbus Support Division Management Team provided refreshments and assorted pastries to veterans who visited the Golden Triangle WIN Job Center, located in Columbus, Miss.
When WIN’s Veterans’ representative challenged area employers to do something special to honor veterans visiting the center, Houk accepted the challenge on behalf of DynCorp International.
As veterans visited the job center throughout the week, Houk and the Columbus Support Division Management Team made sure that fresh refreshments and drinks were available. Houk and team provided fresh assorted cookies on Monday, iced cinnamon rolls on Tuesday, cupcakes on Wednesday, iced raisin bread on Thursday, and assorted doughnuts on Friday.
“The appreciation and thanks that were expressed from the veterans, as well as the employees at the job center, was more than worth every effort to support them,” said Houk.
DynCorp International’s Columbus Support Division Management Team
DynCorp International provides Organizational and Intermediate Level Aircraft Maintenance Support and Logistics Services for the U.S. Air Force, Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AFB, Miss.
DynCorp International is Veteran-Friendly
At DynCorp International we recognize the experience and dedication that veterans contribute to our business, as employees, business partners and suppliers.
Over the years, DI has consistently recognized as a top veteran-friendly business. DynCorp International has been selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as one of the nation’s Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers® for five years in a row, placing 14th in 2011.
DynCorp International was also honored in 2011 for the fifth year in a row by Vetrepreneur magazine as one of the U.S. 10 best corporations for veteran-owned businesses.
DynCorp International also continues to partner with U.S. Military Transition Offices around the world. DI distributes career opportunities to these offices and participates in the Army Career and
Alumni Program (ACAP) and the Air Force Transition Assistance Program (TAP) job fairs, including employer panels. DI also sponsors the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) for graduates from all the service academies as well as participates in U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hiring our Heroes” and other commercial employment events geared toward assisting transitioning Veterans.
Workforce Investment Network’s Veteran Services
The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) in Mississippi is designed to provide convenient, one-stop employment and training services to employers and job seekers. Combining federal, state and community workforce programs and services into physical locations and electronic sites, WIN In Mississippi creates a system that is both convenient and user-friendly.
Veteran representatives across the state work to ensure that eligible veterans get preference in employment and training services such as counseling, referrals and job placement, as required by law.
A Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) is available in most offices, with additional support provided in larger offices by a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialist.