Submitted by: Andrew McCray, Recruiting Manager
On November 9th two members from our Talent Department attended the Veterans Appreciation Career Expo at Savannah Technical College, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor. Two days before Veterans Day and just one day before the Marine Corps’ 242nd birthday, Senior Talent Strategies Manager Ashley Snider and I had the pleasure of attending and meeting with over 100 local potential candidates, the majority of which were veterans.
100 employers settled into the auditorium as a line already began to form in the doorway leading into the event. The day was full of contact with active military members looking to make a transition in the next 30-60 days, as well as those who were newly out of the military and looking for their next career opportunity.
Ashley and I spoke to and received resumes from veterans who are currently looking for roles across all Company lines – from Real Estate to Store Operations to Human Resources. We were also joined by our Corporate Communications Team who helped capture the day. The day hit especially close to home when we had the opportunity to speak with local veterans from Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart. Overall, being able to be hands-on with our Veteran Hiring Initiative, TMX Project SERV, right here in our own community was truly a great honor for us both.