Means Engineering Was a Proud Participant at the Honor a Hero, Hire A Vet Job Fair
Last week, Means Engineering, Inc. attended the State of California’s Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair. We are proud to be an employer of several vets. In fact, over 20% of our staff are U.S. veterans.
This year’s event featured employers from a wide range of industries. These employers provided career opportunities to U.S. veterans.
EDD Job Fair For Veterans
The State of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) holds the annual veteran job fair. The EDD encourages businesses to honor U.S. vets for their service by providing them with employment opportunities. They provide services to both veterans and the employers that hire them. The EDD employs hundreds of U.S. veterans and hope to help many more find rewarding careers in California.
Veterans in California
There are currently 1.8 million veterans living in California. In fact, our state houses more veterans than any other state. 1/3 of all vets living in California have a bachelor’s degree or higher and many vets leave the military with specialized skills and leadership experience. This makes them ideal candidates for a number of positions.
Once veterans leave the military, they must join the civilian workforce. However, it can be difficult for veterans to apply the skills they gained in the military to the civilian sector. This is why many vets remain unemployed.
Hire a Vet
It’s important for employers to consider vets as viable candidates. Many veterans receive extensive training in the military and have a wide range of skills including engineering, IT and security risk management skills. They are able to perform a number of difficult tasks under pressure. In addition to these skills, veterans can make strong leaders and are able to work well as part of a team.
Means Engineering, Inc. is a Southern California contract manufacturer. Our team of professionals is responsible for the design, manufacture and testing of electronic devices for a wide range of industries including the medical, defense and aerospace industries. We are proud to be an AS9100 and ISO 13485 certified contract manufacturer.
We understand the great sacrifices made by the brave men and women that have served in our armed forces. We encourage other companies to follow in our footsteps and consider hiring a vet.