News | June 13, 2012

G4S Renews Commitment White House ‘Joining Forces' Campaign

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(Jupiter, FL) For Immediate Release: G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. (G4S) plans to hire 6,000 returning military veterans and their family members by the end of 2013. So far, G4S has hired 3,000 veterans across the US since the 2011 start of the White House Joining Forces campaign.

“I am proud our company continues to be a sought-after employer for returning veterans and their family members. G4S leads the security industry in providing quality security officer personnel. Our veterans are a key part of that,” said Drew Levine, President, G4S Secure Solutions USA.

The Joining Forces campaign was officially launched at Camp LeJeune in April 2011 by First Lady Michele Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President. The comprehensive national initiative mobilizes large and small companies and non-profit organizations in an effort to give service members and their families the opportunity and support they have earned.

Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden stated a goal to build a program that can continue for years to come. “Our military families deserve our respect and support at every stage of their lives — no matter who’s in office,” Obama said.

“Joining Forces will be part of our continuing efforts at G4S to provide employment to our veterans and a showcase for their skills, experience and dedication,” said Levine.

G4S has consistently been recognized for military outreach initiatives. G4S was named to the G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® list for three consecutive years. G4S has also been awarded "Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military™ by CivilianJobs.com.

“Our returning veterans are a natural fit for our company,” says Dr. Michael Goodboe, Senior Vice President of Human Resources [and military veteran himself], G4S Secure Solutions USA. “From entry level roles to senior management, military veterans have the right training and attitude to be promoted and succeed in the security profession.” 

G4S is proud to have developed programs and services that target and build upon the excellent skills and training of our military veterans. These specialized skill sets, multiple levels of training, experience and qualifications allow us to design customized security programs that meet our customers’ specific needs.

About G4S Secure Solutions
G4S Secure Solutions is the nation’s leading security company, providing a wide range of security services and technology solutions. The G4S expertise in analyzing security needs and developing specialized programs enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership for security and related services, and focus on quality improvement and risk reduction. For more information visit: www.g4s.com/us.

About G4S
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specializes in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 675,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.

SOURCE: G4S

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