MISSIONVeterans Bridge Home helps Charlotte-area Veterans and their families successfully "transition" post military service by identifying their education, employment and healthcare needs and connecting them to available community, state and federal resources.
***VBH Employment July Monthly Ticker***
25      - Veterans/Spouses employed 
65      -  Interviews Arranged
200    - Resume reviews and interview skills training  
200+  - Employer HR/TA relationships in Veteran Ready pipeline
From the desk of the Employment Director
Monday, August 12th, 2019. Vol 8 Issue 2
Hello Veteran, This month, VBH explores the topics below:
  • Veterans success transition SPOTLIGHT
  • NCServes Employment PROVIDER in the SPOTLIGHT
  • Veteran-Ready Employer SPOTLIGHT
  • VBH / MOAA Mentoring Program
  • Veteran-Ready Companies Hiring
  • Upcoming Veteran events
  • Veteran Community Calendar Link
  • Veteran Benefits and FREE stuff
As you start your new career search, start by contacting VBH to discuss your career options and other Veterans services. Call us at 704-332-8802 or visit website www.veteransbridgehome.org. We look forward to serving you.

Sincerely,
Paul Bill (PB)
Employment Alliance Director
www.linkedin.com/in/paulfbill
REQUEST EMPLOYMENT OR OTHER VBH SERVICES
Veteran transition success spotlight

"How to Navigate Professional Staffing Agencies"

A year ago a Veteran takes a job thru a temp agency and is employed on an 18-month contract.  After the first 90 days, she gets access to ALL the internal positions.  She reviews and applies and gets picked up in her sweet spot and is now employed FT.   Wonder how professional staffing agencies can help you? Check out the note below on Professional Staffing Agencies.
 
REMINDER FROM VBH :  If you need introductions, endorsements, contact VBH and we will help you connect. ALSO, please let us know WHEN you land so we can share the success and provide you with some additional benefits/resources.
Veterans Bridge Home Employment Provider Spotlight

Patriots Path's 5-Part program provides career transition strategies for military Veterans (and spouses) as well as active duty Guard and Reserve members. This course was developed and is taught by Career Coaches and Executive Recruiters. Each of our five in-classroom, interactive workshops are held in corporate boardrooms or training facilities offering students added connectivity to employers who are committed to supporting them. In addition to the five group classes, students also participate in breakout sessions one-on-one with assigned mentors and coaches to cover more personalized resume writing, mock-interviews and job shadowing. 

The course is free! A Registration fee of $25 covers the entire program including assessments.
NEXT Charlotte Workshop; Nov 4-8, 2019

Patriots Path Workshops; https://patriots-path.org/ or contact Noel McCall at noel.mccall@patriots-path.org
Veteran Friendly Employer SPOTLIGHT

Lash Group started more than 20 years ago around a kitchen table with a unique idea and a passion for patients. Their pioneering vision to connect patients more quickly and efficiently to better care has transformed an industry, and they remain dedicated to helping people access, afford, and remain on the treatments they need.

They have recently partnered with Veterans Bridge Home to Recruit, Hire, Train and Retain veterans. They have hired several in the last 6 months and are still looking for Operations Managers to outfit their new building space.

When I first attended one of their Veteran Resource Group Lunches, I was impressed with their culture and how it emulated to the military culture. A Veteran-Friendly Employer that continues to set the bar for others to follow.


THANK YOU AmerisourceBergen.

Check out all of the VBH preferred employers:
VBH / MOAA Mentoring Program

Interested in becoming a Mentor or looking to have one?  Read more information in and fill out the  Mentor/protege file in below link.
*******CHARLOTTE HIRING EVENT *****
VETERAN-FRIENDLY COMPANIES HIRING
As always, ensure you note you were referred by Veterans Bridge Home

If you ever have any questions or employers that your pursuing, ensure you keep me apprised to help endorse.


IMMEDIATE HIRES

Rampavement: Contact Tom Polito; if interested: at  Tom@rampavement.com
  1. Concrete Finishers - Concrete Finishers Link - Anywhere from $15 to $25 per hour depending on experience
  2. Asphalt Paving Operators or Loot Men or Equipment Operators - Paving Machine Operator Link - Anywhere from $15 to $25 per hour depending on experience
  3. CDL Dump Truck Drivers with trailer and tanker endorsements - Dump Truck Driver Link - Anywhere from $15 to $25 per hour depending on experience
Callaway Industrial Services, Inc. - Crew Supervisor for our Cleaning Division. Contact Sherri White if interested:  sherri@callawayindustrial.comIndustrial cleaning, cleaning walls, machinery and ceilings/rafters.
 
Learn Key :  Junior developer and web design paid remote internships. Contact Dana if interested.  dana.draa@va.gov   See attached: 
 
Commercial & Industrial Solutions, Inc . Site Managers at two different locations (Gastonia, NC and Gaffney, SC).  Contact Ryan if interested: E Ryan.Bridges@theindustrialsolutions.com
 
PuroClean:  Mitigation Supervisor and Maintenance Technicians.
contact :  Maureen Butler at purocleanmarketing558@gmail.com.


GRUBB Properties: H iring for a AP/AR Specialist for their Property Accounting department. Job description attached. The expected salary for this role would be ~$22 per hour FT. Veterans interested can either email resume to Melissa Needham at MNeedham@grubbproperties.com or apply online at  https://grubbproperties.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2252gii2wbb
Goodwill position:  Manager of Partnerships and Impact. We are seeking a strategic leader to increase reach and impact with current partnerships and programs. The ideal candidate will balance their analytical and relationship deve lopment skills to leverage data to partner with a variety of stakeholders in measuring results, tracking, and reporting progress against goals. \This position will measure the impact of Goodwill Workforce Services programs and the Goodwill partnerships. Contact Raquel for more info at  Raquel.Lynch@goodwillsp.org and APPLY ON LINE:  ACCESS GOODWILL'S WEBSITE: www.goodwillsp.org  and then follow the prompts: "Work > Work for Goodwill > then scroll down, and click View Current Job Openings"  
 
TWO Openings at PATTERSON-POPE:  
Project Planner and Lead Installer.  Great company with great Veteran Culture. Contact Angie at;  AChisholm@pattersonpope.com

BELK IS HIRING:

We have 2,782 current openings, 138 in the Charlotte metro area with a wide range of fields. We also have our Distribution Centers that are close by with openings in preparation for our peak holiday season.
 
There's a wide range of openings, Full and Part time in a wide variety of departments and functions, really great benefits too (including store discounts). 

We encourage people to join our Talent Network: Talent Community Link
Here is a link to our benefits: https://www.belkcareers.com/about-us

WellsFargo : Below you will find an incredible opportunity for the veterans you serve to join our Wells Fargo team!!  The requisition number to apply is listed.
 
Wells Fargo Boots to Banking Military Hiring Event
Job Opening will be posted from 7/29/19 - 8/12/19
Final Round Hiring Event in Raleigh - August 27th:
Evening Reception August 28th: Final Round Interviews
 
How to Apply: Job Opening will be posted from 7/29/19 - 8/12/19
1.Please visit www.wellsfargojobs.com/military for a detailed job description
2.Click 'search our jobs'
3.Enter '5499547' into keyword search
4.Click link to apply!
 
Requisition 5499547 - Account Resolutions Specialist 2
 
*Please note: Use "Wells Fargo Military Talent Acquisition Team" or your "Veteran Servicing Organization" as your source code when applying.
*If you have a veteran that posts to a position, please let myself or our team " militaryrecruiting@wellsfargo.com"  know, so we can help advocate for them.

WELLSFARGO VET PROGRAM (see attached) 
We are excited to let you know about our nationwide search for our VET Program!  The VET program is a nationwide 8-12 week spring internship that converts directly to a full-time opportunity based on performance. As an intern in this program you'll develop an understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of a full-time Wells Fargo team member, gain professional experience, build relationships by networking, and learn through on-the-job experience and participation in special training opportunities.
We're hiring a class of 40-60 interns to begin on March 30, 2020, starting with an intensive training and orientation led by professional instructors and senior Wells Fargo team members.
Instructions:  Complete the Intent to Apply  www.wfwuevents.com/aspx/Events/Registration.aspx?EventID=19335
by Monday, November 25, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. This ensures that you will receive instructions on how to officially apply once the application period opens in late November.

*Please note: Use "Wells Fargo Military Talent Acquisition Team" or your "Veteran Servicing Organization"  or Andy Barnes, as your source code when applying.

Doran Jones Inc. is seeking an internal resource to serve as an Account Support Specialist.  This individual will be primarily responsible for completing activities, communications, data entry and fulfilling processes and requirements for assigned key Accounts.   For more info and apply: Sabrina Gratch SGratch@doranjones.com
Professional Staffing Agencies

Signature Consulting;
Roles, Various; Great way to get into BoA and WF!!!; contact Brent at BHamilton@Sigconsult.com
 
Amazon Staffing : Carolina's landing page for Amazon jobs.  There are several to take a look at.
http://www.amazondelivers.jobs/warehouse-jobs/carolina-jobs. Contact for more info: Martyna, Laura lmmartyn@amazon.com OR Go to amazon.force.com and sign up & then text CLTNOW to 77088.
 
Elite Resources Premier Staffing -Shipping / Receiving / Asst OPS Mgr / Carolyn Russell <Carolynr@eliteresources.net>
 
Alpha Giants Services Business Office - Appliance Installation Technician Alpha Giant Services, LLC Careers Page. Or contact Kristen: Kristen Parker parkekw@alphagiantservices.com
 
VACO Talent Recruiting; Roles, Various; contact for more info; Amy Tillotson atillotson@vaco.com

Upcoming Events

*************  CHARLOTTE HIRING EVENT ****************


 Employers registered thus far:  
Bank of America AvidXchange
Bank of America Merchant Services Belk
BB&T City of CLT
Corning CMS
Duke Energy Compass-Group
Food Lion  Mass Mutual
Frito-Lay, Inc./Pepsi Company 5th 3rd bank
Lowes Companies, Inc. Husqvarna
Novant Health Jones lasalle
Wells Fargo DHG
Atrium Santee Coppoer
Coke Spectrum
BB&T / Suntrust Sonic
UTC Aerospace Sodexo
Hom Depot Walden Security
ingersoll Rand Adams Beverages
Metlife Allied Universal Security
CISCO Baxter International
PwC Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
UPS Consolidated Planning, Inc.
Zapata Cornelius Police Department
Ally Financial Doran Jones, Inc.
Carolina CAT Geostabilization International
Cintas Lanier Parking Solutions / Ameripark
Domtar Paper Company Matthews Police Department
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Mavendog, LLC
Expediters International of Washington, Inc. Parking Management Company
G4S Secure Solutions Primerica
Hilton Charlotte Center City Sunbelt Rentals
Lash Group Timken
LPL Financial University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Pike YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Stanley Black & Decker AAA
Synchrony Barings
Sysco Charlotte Barnhardt Mfg
Albermarle Patterson Pope
Hornets - Spectrum preimier
TIAA S&D Coffee

  • This event will actually be scheduling job seeker interviews with employers (Our teams will pre-match you with registered employers/positions based on your registration information, your resume and your NCWorks profile (recommending registering w/NCWorks for more visibility and intentional matching). (https://www.ncworks.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx)
  • YOU MUST register and UPLOAD your resume by Friday, AUGUST 23rd to be PRE-MATCHED
    • If you register after, you will be matched on first-come, first-serve and spot-matching at the door with remaining employer openings.
    • If your not sure you can make it, or think you'll be employed, REGISTER anyway.
    • There will be ample time to mingle "open tables" for informal employer interviewing
    • VBH vetted staffing agencies will also be in attendance
    • Other VSO's will be in attendance to support "other" services needed  (VA, Vet Center, NCServes, Higher-Ed, etc.)
    • FREE parking to the first 200 job seekers. (spots will be reserved near Spectrum)
    • Box lunch provided
    • WORKSHOPS 9 - noon (LinkedIn, Career transition BEST practices and Mock Hiring event interviews)
    • Professional photo (LinkedIn) available for FREE
    • Charlotte Hiring Event "navigating a hiring fair" best practices conf call schedule. VBH will be hosting numerous (~8) conference calls in the coming weeks for hiring event attendees and sharing "best practices at hiring events".  Intention is to assist attendees and help shape expectations.
    •   No need for registration. You can jump on any one that works in your schedule.
       
      Let me know if you have any questions.
       
      Day / Time  (dial in # - 712-775-7031; pin 865138)
      Wed, Aug 14; 9-10am
      Fri Aug 16, 11-12pm
      Fri Aug 16; 12:30 - 1:30
      Mon, Aug 19; 1-2pm
      Fri; Aug 23; 10-11am
      Thurs, Aug 21; 9-10am
      Tues, Aug 27; 11:30-12:30
      Wed, Aug 28; 4-5pm
      Wed, Sept 4th; 4-5pm
      Fri, Sept 6th; 10-11am ( last one)
       
    • Need a suit or a dress.  Contact our Providers: SuiteUp Charlotte https://suitupcharlotte.org/
    • Dress for Success:  https://dressforsuccess.org

     For more info and REGISTRATION LINK: (REGISTER UNDER JOB SEEKER) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-hiring-event-tickets-63438114107
RoundPoint Mortgage Career Event  and Workshop . Theme: Recruiting Veterans; Aug 21 from 6-9pm. Get an opportunity to speak to RoundPoint employees who are Veterans as well as receiving career advice on resume and interview skills from HR. For more info contact Sharon at  Sharon.hayes@roundpointmortgage.com.   To register, send PB a note.

The City of Charlotte's Housing & Neighborhood Services department in partnership with The Charlotte Housing Authority, invite you to participate in our Job Fair, Tuesday, August 13th, from 10 AM - 1 PM, hosted at The Carole Hoefener Center, 615 East 6th St, Charlotte, NC 28202.
 
We would be thrilled to have you attend this Free event. This event is open to Job Seekers of All Ages 16+. There is Free parking on site.
Free wraparound services will be available and  include assistance with Resume Writing and Career Coaching.  Candidates can also use the onsite digital lab to access files, print, make copies of your resume, and complete job applications.
 
Participating Employers include : Charlotte Housing Authority, American Red Cross , Taco Bell, Embassy Suites, Charlotte Marriott City Center, Delaware North at Bank of America Stadium, Generation, LLC, Performance Staffing Solutions, United Parcel Service, Carowinds, The Ritz-Carlton, Price Brothers Inc., Latin Labor Staffing, FS Food Group, Paradies Lagardere, Two Men and A Truck, Kelly Educational Staffing.
 


Veterans Community Calendar

FREE STUFF FOR VETERANS

Free year of Linkedin premium for Vets:

 
FREE Veterans (only) Dental Clinic , Saturday 8/10 - 6:30 am - 3:00 pm and  Sunday, 8/11 - 6:30 am - 1:00 pm.  Pinedale Christian Church, 3395 Peters Creek Pkwy. Winston-Salem . For an appointment or information, www.leaveitbetterws.com   or call 336 788-7600.
    
  Need your lawn mowed? A Veteran's son is trying to "make a difference" in a project called......50 yrd challenge. Contact Bert at bert.booker@gmail.com ; More info: https://www.lovebutton.org/50-yard-challenge/


Paul Bill
Employment Alliance Director
pbill@veteransbridgehome.org
O: 704.332.8802
D: 980.999.2308