WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RecruitMilitary, LLC, a company that has been helping veterans find jobs since 1998, was chosen by The Sierra Group Foundation, an organization whose mission is to reverse the high unemployment rate for people with disabilities, as the recipient of the first annual "One More Way Award." The award is presented to a person or company whose support results in awareness and job opportunities for people with disabilities.
Larry Slagel, RecruitMilitary's Senior Vice President of Sales and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps, accepted the award. Janet Fiore, co-founder and board president of The Sierra Group Foundation, gave Slagel the "One More Way Award" in front of hundreds at the RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo at the Washington Hilton on February 23, 2012.
"RecruitMilitary has been an active partner to the mission of The Sierra Group Foundation for several years, providing us with generous in-kind donations and expertise that have led to 186 veteran-to-employment connections," said Fiore.
The Sierra Group Foundation's One More Way project is a million-member- strong, open-sourced collaborative. The foundation selected the recipient of the award based on work done to further employment for people with disabilities, including veterans; length of service; and the establishment of meaningful connections between job seekers and employers.
RecruitMilitary has also enabled The Sierra Group Foundation's One More Way project to teach veterans about the job-seeking and assistive technology services that The Sierra Group provides for veterans with disabilities. "When discussing the 'One More Way Award,' RecruitMilitary immediately came to mind as the perfect recipient for their ongoing support and generous in-kind donations," said Fiore.
One More Way (www.onemoreway.org) centralizes the different avenues by which people with disabilities find employment. Those efforts led to 614 referrals in 2011.
"It is the ongoing support from RecruitMilitary that has enabled many of our disabled veterans to access careers that have made a positive impact on their lives," said Fiore. "For these past and continuing efforts, we would like to recognize and thank RecruitMilitary by honoring them with the 2011 'One More Way Award.'"
The Sierra Group, Inc. is a national consultancy with a mission of reversing the high unemployment rate for people with disabilities in America. The Sierra Group Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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