Virginia Values Veterans program reaches 20,000 hires

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia Values Veterans Program-certified employers have hired 20,000 veterans throughout Virginia since 2012. The V3 program reached the 20,000 hired veterans benchmark more than 400 days ahead of schedule. Speaking at the Dominion Charity Classic’s V3 Hiring Event, McAuliffe thanked the more than 700 Virginia employers who have joined the V3 Program and have committed to making veterans an integral part of their workforce.

“The success of the Virginia Values Veterans program is a clear example of the enormous benefits innovative public-private solutions can bring to our economy and to families across the Commonwealth,” he said. “The V3 Program connects Virginia companies with veterans seeking employment, and has shown that hiring veterans is one of the best business decisions an employer can make. We will continue the progress of this outstanding program, and continue to ensure that Virginia remains the best place in the country for veterans and their families.”

The V3 Program is a national award-winning training and certification program for employers, and helps employers implement best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans.  As part of the V3 certification process, employers set individual goals to hire veterans and report progress on those goals back to the V3 Program.

“I am very proud of our partners in the V3 Program,” stated Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey, Jr. “More and more companies are committing to the program, and surpassing their own goals. The momentum is huge – for veterans, businesses, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

The announcement was made at the Dominion Charity Classic’s V3 Hiring Event Presented by WestRock, at which 12 employers met with nearly 100 veterans to discuss job openings and career opportunities. The Dominion Charity Classic is a charitable tournament in the PGA Champions tour, and the title sponsor, Dominion Resources, Inc., announced last year that it would donate all charitable proceeds to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation on behalf of the V3 Program. The tournament will be held this week in Henrico County at The Country Club of Virginia's James River course.

For details about the V3 Program, contact V3 Program Manager Andrew Schwartz at (804) 371-2682 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit https://www.dvsv3.com/.

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Henrico Master Gardener training program accepting applications through Oct. 27


The Henrico County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its next volunteer Master Gardener training program, which provides instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

Applications for the 2018 training program will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 27. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 16 through March 22. > Read more.

Henrico Schools to host Oct. 30 job fair


Henrico Schools will host a job fair Oct. 30.

The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers. > Read more.

Henrico Police to participate in ‘Tip a Cop’ Oct. 21


Henrico County Police Division and the Virginia Division of Capitol Police are participating in “Tip-A-Cop” to Support the Special Olympics Saturday, Oct. 21.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day at Red Robin, 11784 West Broad Street, members of the two agencies will be working for tips as a donation to the Special Olympics. > Read more.

Participants sought for ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’


The Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook, and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Richmond is seeking participants.

The event, one of three walks the association will hold in its service area this year (the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck walk was held Oct. 7 and the Fredericksburg walk Oct. 14) raises money to help the association fight the disease, which affects more than 26,000 people in the metro Richmond region. > Read more.

Fairfield meeting Oct. 25 to focus on cybersecurity


Henrico County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Wednesday, Oct. 25 to discuss cybersecurity.

Thornton also has invited candidates who will be seeking election to local offices on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to introduce themselves. > Read more.

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Henrico County, in partnership with GRTC, is conducting a series of three Public Meetings to present recommended changes to transit service in Henrico County and to seek input from the public. Portions of Henrico County’s GRTC service will need to be adjusted to better connect with the upcoming Pulse BRT service and planned changes in the City of Richmond’s transit network. Meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations: Oct. 5 – Libbie Mill Library; Oct. 16 – Eastern Henrico Recreation Center; and Nov. 2 – Tuckahoe Library. All three meetings will be identical in content. Prior to the meeting, you can view the Choices Report for more information about the content of the meetings. Full text

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