Denver, Colo. (September 9, 2016) – The American Legion honored Stresscon Corporation as the 2015 recipient of their National Employer of Veterans Award for medium-sized employers (51-200 employees) at their 98th Annual National Convention. The award recognizes one employer in each state for the outstanding hiring and retention of veteran employees.
The National Employer of Veterans 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. In order to qualify for the Employer of Veterans Awards, a company must be a private-sector business operating for at least five years, cannot restrict employment to veterans-only, and must have at least 10 percent of its work force made up of veterans.
Stresscon was initially nominated for the 2015 award for active veteran recruiting and for dedication to hiring veterans. Winners from each category meeting all requirements are then eligible for the national award. Selections of the Employer of Veterans Awards are made by the National Economic Commission Award Subcommittee, which meets during the annual Washington Conference, and then presented at the annual convention. Stresscon employee, Rick Driver, Corporate Director of Safety, was onsite to accept both the 2015 annual and national Employer of Veterans Award for medium-sized employers on behalf of the company.
“Stresscon remains an active veteran supporter and diligently recruits from local military opportunities. We strive to place and retain this segment of our workforce,” Driver, who is an influential factor to Stresscon’s success in both recruiting and hiring. Stresscon began focusing on the importance of the Veterans First initiative last summer, and developed a hiring plan in collaboration with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the Wounded Warrior Project. Driver actively recruits through both programs. Stresscon workforce is comprised of almost 20% active veterans.
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.