Are you a veteran or know someone who is? The Alabama based non-profit, Still Serving Veterans (SSV), is dedicated to helping Veterans find meaningful work while assisting employers in welcoming and retaining Veterans as valued members of their workforce. All at no charge.
SSV offers in person employment counseling to Veterans, transitioning military and members of the Guard and Reserves at its offices in Birmingham, Huntsville and Phenix City. SSV also has a virtual employment team that assists clients across the United States. Last year, SSV conducted over 15,000 one-on-one free counseling sessions and through SSV, 850 Veteran clients were hired resulting in 33.53 million in new salaries and benefits to clients. “Our approach to employment counseling is holistic: we help our clients not just during military-to civilian transitions but during life transitions, engaging one-on-one and person-to-person, not via webinars or chat rooms,” explains Al Wood, the Regional Director of SSV, Birmingham.
“My work with SSV helped me translate my military skills into civilian competencies which boosted by confidence,” said U.S. Army Veteran Jurann H. “Being unemployed for two months, I began to lose faith and doubt my abilities, but I am grateful for the SSV team which was proactive in following up with me even on unsuccessful interviews and helped me identify how to be better prepared for the next opportunity.” Another Still Serving Veterans client, Karl S., U.S. Army Retired, adds, ” I am impressed and greatly appreciate the professional support, recommendations and assistance provided from SSV. With their assistance, I was able to land a position.” To learn more, visit www.ssv.org or call 1-866-778-4645. †