In the Matter of Victory Media, Inc., a corporation, also doing business as G.I. Jobs, and also doing business as Military Friendly, File No. 162 3210 #00023

Submission Number:
00023
Commenter:
Charles Ciccolella
State:
Georgia
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Victory Media, Inc., a corporation, also doing business as G.I. Jobs, and also doing business as Military Friendly, File No. 162 3210
In the matter of Victory Media, Inc., File No. 1623210: Victory Media provides a valuable service for veterans by identifying and listing employers and institutions of higher learning that are military friendly. Victory Media's "Military Friendly Employer" program provides veterans and transitioning military members with the "GI JOBS" Magazine that identifies companies with good veteran hiring strategies. For this reason, the company received funding from the Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service (under my direction as Assistant Secretary at the time) to provide the magazine to military transition sites and other locations to help veterans leaving the military find companies that actively reach out to veterans with job opportunities that match their skills. Later, Victory Media provided this magazine at no cost to us. Similarly, Victory Media has provided a valuable survey instrument to identify (and inspire) institutions of higher learning that have programs that help veterans transition to the academic environment, receive assistance and support if needed, and achieve success. In sum, Victory Media's advocacy for veterans who are leaving military service has had a positive impact on helping them ease their transition and connect with good civilian opportunities.