Denver, Colo. (May 13, 2016) – The American Legion has selected Stresscon Corporation as the 2015 recipient of their Employer of Veterans Award for the medium-sized employers (51-200 employees) category.
Stresscon’s award will be presented at The American Legion’s 89th annual national convention in August. The awards, created in 1969, are presented by The American Legion’s National Veterans Employment & Education Commission, and given to recognize businesses across the country that have established outstanding records in employing and retaining veterans, workers with disabilities, and older members of the work force.
Stresscon was nominated for active veteran recruiting and for dedication to hiring veterans. “Stresscon is an active supporter of hiring veterans, and successfully recruits from local military opportunities,” said Rick Driver, Corporate Director of Safety for Stresscon. Driver has been an influential factor to Stresscon’s success in both recruiting and hiring. In July of last year, the company decided to stress the importance of the Veterans First initiative, and developed a hiring plan in collaboration with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the Wounded Warrior Project. Driver began recruiting through both programs and now 19% of the Stresscon workforce is active veterans. “We’ve seen a lot of success with the program, and since November have hired 55 veterans,” he says.
To be eligible for an Employer of Veterans Award, companies must be a private-sector business operating for at least five years, cannot restrict its employment to veterans-only, and must have at least 10 percent of its work force made up of veterans. Selection of the Employer of Veterans Awards is made by the National Economic Commission Award Subcommittee, which meets during the annual Washington Conference.
About Stresscon Corporation
Stresscon Corporation designs, fabricates, and erects quality structural and architectural precast concrete structures for the construction communities of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1967, and a member of the EnCon Companies since 1993, Stresscon is PCI certified and specializes in institutional and commercial applications. To learn more, visit www.Stresscon.com.