Soldier On partners with businesses in the community to create employment opportunities for our veterans. Employment coordinators work to foster and maintain relationships between local employers and veterans while providing the support necessary for success. Smith & Wesson and Yankee Candle are among local businesses that partner with Soldier On, ensuring future employment for our veterans.
As a leading provider of firearms for 160 years, we are proud to support a number of programs and sponsorships designed to acknowledge the contributions made by our country’s veterans, including programs that support training and employment. These exceptional individuals play a vital role, not just by offering their valuable skills, but also by providing a true sense of community and leadership to our workforce. We continually strive for new ways to show our allegiance to these deserving men and women.”
– James Debney, CEO, Smith & Wesson
The Soldier On Kitchen operates in alignment with our model of veterans serving veterans. Implementing an in-house meal service, veterans employed by the Soldier On Kitchen are able to further their skills in the kitchen while giving back to their community. Veterans working in the Soldier On Kitchen specialize in scratch cooking techniques and use natural, organic and local products as often as possible. Much of the produce that goes into the meals is grown in our own Soldier On greenhouse. Veterans employed by the Soldier On Kitchen work together in the planning and execution of meals while taking part in various food preparation certificate programs. These programs provide veterans with the necessary safety and management tools to run a restaurant kitchen while improving their own skill set.
The Berkshire Veteran’s Construction Team was created in order to provide workplace training and employment options for formerly homeless veterans. The team operates out of all Soldier On facilities and specializes in construction, remodeling, siding, deck building, and small additions. Along with on-the-job work experience, veterans employed by Soldier On are able to attend trainings and acquire construction licenses. The Berkshire Veteran’s Construction Team can act as a stepping stone to employment in the community, a source of training, or even a lifelong career path for formerly homeless veterans. If you are interested in supporting veteran employment by hiring our team for a job, please call Rick Reid at (413) 320-2431.
Soldier On’s employment services include:
- Continued Counseling
- Financial Assistance for Work/School Supplies
- Interview Skills
- Money Management
- Resume Building
- Training and Education