ROSELAND, N.J., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced it has partnered with Workforce Opportunity Services, a nonprofit charitable organization, to pilot an employment training program for U.S. veterans in El Paso, Texas and Augusta, Georgia. Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that places talented, driven military veterans in scholarship programs to help prepare and secure post-service employment.
"ADP has a long history of actively recruiting and employing military veterans and is proud to rank as a Top 10 Company for Veterans according to DiversityInc Magazine," said Rita Mitjans, chief diversity and corporate social responsibility officer at ADP. "Partnering with WOS aligns with one of our core pillars of corporate social responsibility – employability. When individuals have the skills and opportunity to succeed, it is good for society and good for our business."
ADP and WOS are currently recruiting candidates for the program. Candidates will be selected in December, 2013, each of which will receive scholarships to begin their six month classroom training programs to begin in January, 2014. This scholarship includes a weekly stipend, health benefits, and full tuition. The veterans will study at the Georgia Institute of Technology (partnering locally with Georgia Regents University) in Augusta or the University of Texas at El Paso, depending on their location. At the end of the semester, the veterans will begin a one year paid consulting period at ADP and are anticipated to be hired as full time employees one year later.
Terry McGreehan, vice president and general manager of ADP's Augusta and El Paso offices, said: "We are fortunate to have operations near Fort Bliss and Fort Gordon, as well as strong academic partners at the University of Texas at El Paso and Georgia Tech, which is partnering with Georgia Regents University. What's more, we are excited about our partnership with WOS, which has a proven expertise in creating viable opportunities to help veterans find new careers."
Ed Hurley-Wales, vice president of diversity and inclusion and a U.S. Navy veteran who lead the WOS-ADP engagement said, "We have found that veterans possess strong leadership skills, commitment to innovation, teamwork, and ethical values, all of which are hallmarks of ADP's corporate culture."
"WOS has had great success in supporting Veterans in their transition from the military to civilian life," said Dr. Arthur Langer, founder and chairman of WOS. "We are very excited to partner with ADP to bring even more career and educational opportunities to our returning veterans—and to help demonstrate how much value they bring to corporate America."
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About Workforce Opportunity Services
Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that helps companies build strong talent pipelines through unique work-study programs. WOS accomplishes this by placing talented, driven military Veterans in scholarship programs that teach them actionable corporate skills as well as interpersonal, and communication skills. WOS students complete a semester of classroom instruction, and then, by their second semester, WOS places them in part-time jobs in companies where they can employ those skills in the real world. To learn more, please visit WOS' Web site at http://www.wforce.org.
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