FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 6 2013
FDM Group – International IT services provider FDM Group has been named a finalist by CivilianJobs.com for the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military 2013 for the first time. The MVE list, now in its fifth year of publication, recognizes the top employers for military-experienced job seekers and veterans to target for civilian career opportunities.
FDM’s Brandt Rousseaux commented, “As the VP of FDM North America and a retired US Coast Guard Commander, I am thrilled to see FDM recognized as a finalist for the CivilianJobs.com ‘Most Valuable Employers for Military 2013’. This acknowledgment is a validation of FDM’s rapidly developing Veterans Program and our commitment to recruit, transition, train, and employ military veterans for successful civilian careers in the IT industry.”
FDM’s Veterans Program focuses on transitioning qualified veterans into professional IT Consultants. Using its unique business model, which combines quality IT training and two years of commercial employment, FDM provides IT enthusiasts the essential skills needed to transition to successful careers in the Information Technology sector.
On the value of the FDM Veterans Program, former Army Specialist (SPC) and current FDM Consultant Antoneka Trought reflects, “Going through training at FDM was a life-altering experience. The material was challenging at times, but I learned a great deal. I have met wonderful people and made some great friends along the way. It was exciting to graduate from the FDM Academy and receive my certificate. It symbolizes that I have completed a step in starting my career in IT.”
The 2013 MVE for Military list was open to all U.S.-based companies. “Receiving more MVE submissions than any previous year tells us that employers are learning and appreciating the impact of hiring our nation’s former military,” said Pete Charest, Director of CivilianJobs.com.
The finalists were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. Winners will be selected from this pool of finalist companies and will be announced April 28, 2013.
For the full list of MVE finalists, please see the official announcement from CivilianJobs.com: http://www.civilianjobs.com/MVE_Finalist_2013.htm
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About FDM Group
FDM Academy is a division of FDM Group, responsible for launching IT careers. FDM’s award-winning Academy Program consists of approximately 12-16 weeks of skills development followed by a minimum of two years employment and is designed to provide both the practical skills and business awareness required in today’s demanding workplace.
FDM is currently a vendor with the Department of Veteran Affairs under the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Program, and works closely with the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS) and WorkForce1 centers within the tri-state area.
For more information about FDM’s dedicated Veteran Program, please visit: http://www.fdmgroup.com/us-careers-veteran_program
The CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. The MVE recognition is produced by CivilianJobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers. CivilianJobs.com, with parent company Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), the largest military-focused recruiting firm in the U.S., together deliver the largest military-to-civilian footprint available to companies seeking to recruit and hire from the military talent pool. BMI is based in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.
To be included on the 2014 award submission deadline notification, companies should send an e-mail request to MVE@civilianjobs.com.
About Military Transition News (MTN)
Published since 2005, Military Transition News is a bi-monthly multi-media publication (print / e-mail / web) featuring practical information for job seekers, including resume and interviewing tips, transition planning and strategy recommendations, company profiles, and advice from transition experts. MTN is distributed to military bases worldwide via military transition classes, through Military Transition Offices (TAP and ACAP), military hospitals, USO centers and email distribution.