Lawrence Companies, headquartered in Roanoke, recently earned the designation of a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified employer.
Lawrence is a 100 percent employee-owned business with four primary divisions including, Moving and Storage, Truckload and Flatbed Freight, CASE Equipment, and Custom Truck Service Bodies. With multiple locations throughout the Commonwealth, Lawrence employs 340 Virginia residents, many of them military veterans.
“From our drivers and sales staff to our mechanics and administrative staff, Lawrence values our military veteran employees for their loyalty and service-first attitude,” said Stefanie Brown, Director of Recruiting and Retention. “Virginia has one of the fastest growing veteran labor forces in the United States and that number is projected to rise in the coming years. Lawrence is excited to continue tapping into that highly-skilled, well-educated and easily-trained talent pool.”
V3 is a unique and innovative program administered by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) that partners with private companies, state and local governmental agencies, and colleges and universities across the Commonwealth to promote the recruitment, hiring, and retention of military veterans in the Virginia workforce. Since its inception in 2012, more than 55,000 veterans have been hired as a result of the V3 program. There are currently more than 1,900 V3 partner employers in Virginia and more than 1,100 have completed V3 Certification.
“The V3 Program has been, and continues to be, a major success in fulfilling its mission of promoting the hiring of transitioning service members and veterans so that these highly trained men and women stay in Virginia and contribute to our economy. V3 is successful because of our nearly 2,000 partner employers,” said Ross Koenig, V3 Program Manager. “V3 is a true public-private partnership. We are fortunate to have great corporate partners, such as Lawrence Companies, that are truly committed to finding, hiring and retaining veterans and their spouses.”
Find out more about the V3 program at dvsv3.com.