We salute U.S. military and veterans for their service, and we're proud of our employees who have served in the armed forces. We are committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities and active military personnel; and we provide resources and career guidance when they return to work after active duty.
We are committed to helping our unhoused neighbors. We invest our time, talents and money to provide housing and supportive services solutions.
Some of the organizations/projects we supported in 2021:
Goodwill Orange County: We supported the Tierney Center for Veterans. Veterans receive one-to-one support designed to help them navigate their career, financial, and wellness goals. The center provides veterans with resources and services such as: employment, underemployment, career counseling, healthcare and benefits, financial counseling and assistance, education resources, emergency funds, legal assistance and employment classes.
Foundation for Women Warriors: Our support to their Warrior and Housing Assistance program provided women veterans with housing, childcare, employment training and education. The support services provided assist women veterans and their children who are at risk of becoming unhoused. Our grant funds were additionally used for security deposits, rent, job transitions and car registration.
JVS SoCal: Our grant for the Veterans First program provided job readiness training to successfully prepare them for the workforce. In addition, funding helped JVS use the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Employability Competency System Appraisal for Reading and Math. The program also offers Veterans with industry-recognized certifications that bridge the gap between their military and civilian career.
Los Angeles Family Housing: Our financial and volunteer support assisted in providing permanent housing and supportive services to the many thousands of homeless families and single adults. Clients received meals, social services, mental and physical health care, educational services to children, family therapy, domestic violence counseling, substance abuse, and recovery treatment. Also, in late 2021, our employees volunteered for the Winter Wonderland event where they wrapped and distributed toys to families in need ahead of Christmas.
Hope of the Valley We funded a grant to support Hope of the Valley’s six tiny home villages across Los Angeles. The village provides a pathway for the unhoused to find permanent and stable housing. It will serve unhoused men and women with an approximate 3.5-mile radius of the site encompassing portions of Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Glassell Park, Highland Park and Monterey Hills. We are proud to partner with organizations like Hope of The Valley dedicated to ending homelessness in our communities.
Our Veteran Workforce
Veterans represent about five percent of our workforce, and we continue to hire veterans in accounting and finance, field operations, information technology, project management, engineering and engineering support and business operations. For more information, see our Careers section.
We take part in a number of outreach events, career fairs and training opportunities. The core values of those who serve in the military — integrity, leadership, teamwork, commitment – are in line with our company's values.