Brady Services Named 2018 AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greensboro, NC (June 8, 2018) – Brady Services is honored to announce it has been named the 2018 AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year for the state of North Carolina.
AMVETS (American Veterans), the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, represents the interests of 20 million veterans. The AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year awards program recognizes employers from both the private sector and local, state, and federal government who have made great strides by providing employment to our veterans. The awards program recognizes organizations based on their commitment to serving veterans through both hiring practices and community involvement.
“We are pleased to accept this award on behalf of our extended family of associates at Brady and especially the 100 veterans who we work beside, day in and out. Brady is honored to be recognized for our long-standing commitment to our nation’s veterans and feels privileged to recruit, hire, and train veterans for work outside the military and to support their health and well-being within civilian life” said Jim Brady, President and CEO of the Brady Family of Companies.
Brady Services has a tremendous track record of successfully hiring and retaining veterans. Approximately 22% of the workforce at Brady is a self-identified veteran and the average tenure of the veteran workforce at Brady is nearly nine and a half years (9.45 years). Brady Services also makes significant efforts to actively recruit veterans to their workforce through job boards, career fairs, referrals, and temporary resources. Every available position at Brady Services is open first to military veterans through the site www.ncworks.com 24-hours before they are open to the public.
Additionally, Brady Services takes an active role in supporting veterans within our community. In 2018 Brady committed to honoring the health and longevity of our veterans by becoming the first ever sponsor of the Veterans VIP section at the Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk benefitting the American Heart Association. Through our sponsorship, all veterans attending the Heart Walk received a free breakfast, a CPR kit with a CPR dummy, and an instructional DVD to learn hands-only CPR. Finally, Brady’s associates take an active role in supporting veterans through events and fundraisers like the USO Gala in Raleigh, attended and sponsored by Brady annually.
Brady Services was presented the North Carolina AMVETS Employer of the Year Award at the North Carolina AMVETS Convention on Saturday, June 9th at the Sheraton at Four Seasons. As one of three award recipients throughout the state of North Carolina, Brady Services is now under consideration for the AMVETS National Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year award, which will be presented in August.
About Brady: Brady is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with locations in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, and Wilmington. Founded in 1962 by Chairman Don Brady, the company remains a family owned enterprise, today employing over 420 associates. The company works with building owners, facility managers, developers, architects, engineers and contractors providing sustainable, comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities. Brady provides customers with a diverse range of HVAC and building solutions including building automation, energy conservation, green design, performance contracts, access controls, security, mechanical systems, parts and supplies, as well as world-class technical support. Brady is an authorized Trane franchise. For more information, visit www.bradyservices.com or call (800) 849-1915.
For more information, please contact Jaclyn Szapacs, Director of Marketing at Brady Family of Companies at Jaclyn.firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 378-0670.
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