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Company Encourages Other Businesses to Hire Veterans

July 9, 2013

There are 330,000 unemployed veterans in the Commonwealth. Most of them are between the ages of 22-26 and have served one term in the service.

Now they are back and trying to find work. Veterans are still getting slighted on employment, but one local company is trying to change that.

Shine Systems and Technologies, in Charlottesville, is a defense and intelligence company. Nearly half of their employees are veterans and they are trying to encourage other small businesses to do the same.

"You know you have someone that's adaptive and can learn something new," says retired veteran and director of human resources at Shine Systems. "You know you have someone that's probably served overseas, and you know they can work well as a team in a very unique group of people."

There are also tax benefits for companies when hiring veterans.

At the beginning of August, Shine Systems & Technologies will hold a free conference for small business owners with hopes to educate them on the benefits of hiring veterans.

That conference will be held on August 7th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Darden School of Business.

For more information on Shine Systems & Technology and the V3 Program, click on the links below.

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