FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Becky Dillenberg, 4imprint
920-236-7272, ext. 8546
(Oshkosh, Wis.) – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has selected Oshkosh-based promotional products retailer 4imprint® for a veteran employer award, the Silver Vets Ready Employer Initiative Award.
This veteran employer award is part of the DWD’s Vets Ready Initiative, an employer recognition initiative highlighting the best employers for veterans—employers who go above and beyond to support veterans and their families. The initiative encourages employers to build a support system within their workplace, hire and retain more veterans, and connect to veterans and families of veterans in the community.
“DWD applauds the employers who make the concerted effort to hire and support our Wisconsin veteran community,” DWD Secretary-designee, Amy Pechacek said. “Veterans have already sacrificed so much for Wisconsin and our country, and now, Wisconsin employers are showing up to support and serve them.”
“Veterans are important to our workplace and our community,” said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, CEO, 4imprint. “We’re honored to support them and add their valuable skills to our organization.”
For receiving this veteran employer award, 4imprint will be promoted as one of the best employers for veterans to veteran job seekers and community partners through WiscJobsforVets.com, as well as being recognized in other ways.
“Businesses that hire veterans benefit from their training and skills gained in the military,” WDVA Secretary Mary Kolar said. “As a veteran myself, I know full well that we value and expect teamwork. In the military and in business, working as a team is often the difference between failure and success. Veterans are goal driven. If you hire a veteran, you’re likely hiring an employee who knows how to effectively manage others, be accountable for assigned responsibilities, and motivate a team of people to accomplish a common goal.”
Further information about the award, along with a complete list of winners, can be found at: http://wisconsinjobcenter.org/veterans/vetsready.htm.
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group plc, which is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. The Group serves millions of customers with promotional items throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. 4imprint offers corporate gifts, personalized gifts, custom T-shirts, promotional pens, travel mugs, tote bags, water bottles, Post-it® Notes, custom calendars, custom shirts and much more. For additional information, visit www.4imprint.com.