Veterans’ Employment Program nominations open
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has encouraged local businesses to nominate for a new national awards program recognising veterans and their employers.
Dr McVeigh said the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards would celebrate Australian businesses that were employing veterans as well as veterans who were making a significant contribution to their workplace.
“Our ADF personnel leave the military with unique skills and are making valuable contributions to all kinds of businesses,” Dr McVeigh said.
“We have a strong military presence in the electorate and there are many organisations in Groom that have hired a veteran and are reaping the benefits.
“If you know a local business that employs veterans or a former ADF member who is doing outstanding work then please encourage them to nominate for an award.
“Raising awareness about the unique skills and talents former ADF personnel can bring to a workplace is another way that we honour the service and sacrifice of the people who defend our nation and values.”
Westpac Chief Executive Consumer Bank and Chair of the Industry Advisory Committee for Veterans’ Employment George Frazis said the Awards were a fantastic opportunity.
“I encourage communities to get involved and nominate a worthy organisation, business or veteran for one or more of the award categories,” Mr Frazis said.
“It is an opportunity to recognise the achievements and hard work of companies, organisations and individuals in creating employment opportunities for veterans and supporting their transition into new workplaces.”
Nominations for the awards can be submitted at http://www.veteransemployment.gov.au/awards
The categories for the awards are:
- Leadership in Recruitment of Veterans
- Veteran Employee of the Year
- Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large Business
- Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Small to Medium-Sized Business
- Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Public Sector Organisation
- Excellence in Supporting Veterans’ Employment
- Excellence in Supporting Spouse Employment