FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Operation: Job Ready Veterans Receives Grant from the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation
Indianapolis, IN (March 19, 2021) – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is pleased to announce it has recently received a grant from the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation (U.S. Venture).
OJRV will be using the U.S. Venture funding in support of its mission to help veterans, service members, and military families successfully transition from their time of service to the civilian sector.
OJRV will be providing the following job search assistance and employment readiness services to military veterans, service members, and family members with this grant funding: transition plan development; career interest and work value assessments; career coaching; resume assistance; federal resume support; cover letter guidance; job search assistance; networking strategies, including introductions to potential employers; interview preparation and coaching; strategies for successful onboarding; employment readiness training; placement and retention support; and social media utilization.
“The clients we serve are often in a state of transition, but now more than ever with the additional stressors being faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, OJRV is truly appreciative of the support of foundations such as U.S. Venture,” said Gene Anderson, Executive Director of OJRV.
In 2020, OJRV expanded into Kentucky and Mississippi and now serves veterans in seven states. By 2025, over 17 million veterans will reside in the U.S., many of whom will be of working age. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an even greater demand for the services OJRV offers; the organization continues to provide the military population it serves with the support and tools needed to gain employment and obtain as much stability as possible in this uncertain time.
“U.S. Venture’s partnership with us demonstrates their willingness to see and step into a space where needs are high—with our veteran population. At OJRV, we can provide the support services these veterans require, and we can continue in those efforts because of the generosity of U.S. Venture,” said Anderson.
About Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV)
Operation: Job Ready Veterans is a Midwest-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, and military family members 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 U.S. Venture, Inc.
For more than 65 years, U.S. Venture, Inc. has been recognized as an innovative leader in the distribution of petroleum and renewable energy products, lubricants, tires, and parts and in the use of data-driven insights to manage energy and information in the global movement of goods. U.S. Venture delivers unconventional, creative solutions that give its customers a competitive edge and enables the company to support the communities in which its members live, work, and play. Through the values lived by the business divisions—U.S. Oil, U.S. AutoForce®, U.S. Lubricants, U.S. Gain, Breakthrough, and IGEN—U.S. Venture seeks new ways to drive business success while being steadfast in its commitment to making the world a better place.
About U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation
The U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation’s (USV/SFF) mission is to be a catalyst for change supporting self-sufficiency, community enrichment, and vulnerable populations. Funding comes from an endowment and a percent of net profits each year.
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