LANSING, Mich., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Veterans Day and in conjunction with When Work Works' 2016 Award and SHRM Families and Work Institute, Peckham was named one of 11 national winners of the 2015-2016 When Work Works VET Spotlight. Peckham was recognized as having created unique, innovative and highly effective programs that help veterans and their families make the transition to the civilian workforce.
"Our Veteran Services program focuses on recruiting, onboarding and supporting veterans here at Peckham," says Greta Wu, Chief Human Services Officer. "The veteran specialist, who is also a former active duty Marine, develops internal veteran support and community initiatives for vets to give back, like our Annual Car & Bike show."
The VET Spotlight (Veteran's Employment Transition) recognizes employers who make innovative and effective efforts to reach out to former service men and women, and their families. The VET Spotlight shines a light on the best practices among employers who go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to hiring and supporting veterans and their families.
"Peckham creates a supportive environment for qualified veterans, offering paid training for jobs in IT Services, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing," says Tyler Riddle, Peckham Veteran Services Specialist. "These positions provide an opportunity for veterans to gain transferable job skills, while connecting with fellow veterans who offer support and insight as they transition into civilian life."
Peckham, Inc. a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization, is a unique business and human services agency that values quality, diversity and performance. For 40 years its mission has been to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons with disabilities striving for greater independence and self-sufficiency.
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