COLD SPRING, Ky. — A Kentucky-based company that makes it part of their business strategy to hire veterans will receive the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Small Employer of the Year award during the 94th DAV National Convention at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Aug. 9.
Legion Logistics of Florence, Ky., was selected for this national recognition for its efforts to recruit, hire, train and develop veteran employees in addition to its support of veterans in the community. It was chosen over dozens of businesses with less than 100 employees who vied for the honor.
“I’m grateful for what Legion Logistics has done for the men and women who served,” said DAV National Commander Ron Hope. “These employers know when you hire veterans you hire some very skilled and sought after talent.”
Legion Logistics ensures every veteran that contacts the company receives, at a minimum, a telephone interview. If they cannot hire the veteran, the company then sends their information to other local support agencies that help veterans find jobs. So far, the company has referred 57 veterans, 48 of whom are now employed.
“As a disabled veteran myself, I am honored and humbled to receive this award from DAV,” said Tony Coutsoftides, Legion Logistics CEO. “The value we receive from hiring veterans cannot be counted in dollars. Legion has been, and will always continue to be, supportive of disabled veterans both in the workplace and the community.”
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with nearly 1.3 million members, was founded in Cincinnati in 1920 and chartered by the U. S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.