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 #00025

Submission Number:
00025
Commenter:
Edward Dunn
State:
New Jersey
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
My name is Eddie Dunn and I've built two of the premiere Veteran Employment programs in the nation and considered a subject matter expert to Fortune 500 Companies for nearly 7 years. Overall, I've leveraged the intelligence and standards set by this survey as the benchmark of how I design my programs with measurable success. I would like to publicly comment on two key areas of the survey that are valuable to understand: 1. The depth and breathe of the survey itself: Specifically the design of the questions delve deeply into the critical success factors for employers hiring and retaining veterans, undergirding the business case and value of veterans as great employees. This is important to understand, especially for those starting out and hoping to attract veterans to their companies. No question, the high bar of this survey creates a competitive advantage to those companies that are serious about hiring veterans. 2. How this sets the tone -- I've had countless conversations with employers, leveraging this survey as a starting point in building their programs. Having a fundamentally sound employment veteran initiative firmly implanted into one's organization is key. Veterans who see the receptivity of employers who make the list, gain confidence to apply and increase their chances of meaningful employment as a result. Moreover, I believe there is a direct causal link of this survey that has created an incredible performance culture of those companies that have made the list over years. In my opinion, I believe this has contributed to the overall picture of veteran unemploymenting being below 3% as of this date. Sincerely, Edward Dunn