OJRV will be using this funding toward job placement services for 370 veterans during 2020. OJRV offers a wide variety of veteran career transition services, including their Veteran Employment Transition Seminar (VETS), a five-day, interactive seminar that provides the tools, strategies, and networking connections that allow unemployed and underemployed veterans and family members to re-engage in the workforce at the appropriate level. The VETS course includes career interest and work value assessments, interview preparation, networking strategies, resume services, skills inventories, supportive services, and tactics for coping with change.
In addition, OJRV recently began providing their First Impressions Workshop. This three-hour workshop provides interview preparation, verbal/nonverbal communication training, and practice competency and behavioral questions. Interview attire for workshop participants is provided during one of the breakout skill sessions. Moreover, in partnership with Indiana Veterans Affairs Regional Office of Human Resources, a federal resume expert will facilitate additional workshops focusing on federal resume and USAJOBS profile development.
“We feel honored the Call of Duty Endowment continues to believe in our mission and has shown time and time again their commitment toward programming that provides veterans with workshops and seminars where skills and tangible takeaways are provided that truly are life-changing,” said OJRV Executive Director Gene Anderson.
The Call of Duty Endowment has funded the placement of more than 63,000 veterans in meaningful employment since its inception and aims to place 100,000 veterans in meaningful jobs by 2024. The Call of Duty Endowment is building a community committed to getting veterans back to work, a mission Operation: Job Ready Veterans shares and works toward every day.
About Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV)
Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is an Indiana-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, military spouses, and their dependents for entry into the workforce. OJRV focuses on transition, job readiness, and career placement, providing employment readiness training and specialized job placement to personnel from all military branches, service eras, and ability levels. The nonprofit’s mission is to bridge life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and their families by empowering them to meet their individual education, employment, and career goals.
About the Call of Duty Endowment
The Call of Duty Endowment is a nonprofit organization co-founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The Endowment seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace. For more information about the Call of Duty Endowment, please visit www.callofdutyendowment.org.