McLean, VA – Virginia has a unique opportunity to help Veterans gain career employment. Our Commonwealth has one of the youngest Veteran populations in the United States, and the fastest growing Veteran labor force in the United States. Thousands of new Veterans enter Virginia’s workforce each year, and that number is projected to rise in the coming years.

The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certification program seeks to help employers throughout Virginia better understand the Veteran talent pool, and endeavors to effectively train employers on current best practices for recruiting, hiring, training and retaining veterans. Employers must participate in a guided training curriculum and submit a Veteran hiring plan to qualify.  Heartland HR Manager, Codie Williams, completed the V3 training program to enable Heartland Consulting to obtain V3 certification.

Heartland CEO, John English, stated, “The V3 program aligns closely with the values and culture of Heartland Consulting.  In the last seven years, we have hired nearly 100 Veterans who have honorably served our nation.  I want to thank our nation’s Veterans for their service and sacrifice to our great country.  We are committed to creating opportunities for our nation’s heroes.”