City becomes V3 certified

Published 10:14 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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The city of Suffolk Human Resources Department recently announced the city has become V3 certified.

Virginia Values Veterans (V3) is a unique program designed to connect Virginia veterans to the civilian workforce. The Department of Veterans Services administers the program, working with private and public companies, local and state government agencies, and colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth to promote the recruitment, hiring, training and retention of military veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve. Virginia was the first state to create and implement an official program dedicated to this mission.

Virginia is home to more than 700,000 veterans and has one of the largest percentages of veterans per capita in the United States. One in every 12 Virginians has worn the uniform of one of the armed forces. Virginia ranks seventh in total veteran population and fourth in veteran working-age population, even though the Commonwealth is the 12th-largest state.

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The city’s public commitment to veterans through the V3 Certification will help improve recruitment initiatives and increase employment opportunities for veterans.