RENO, Nev. — JMA Solutions, a Washington, D.C.-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 July 14 during the 97th DAV and Auxiliary National Convention in Reno, Nevada.
JMA Solutions is a business management consulting firm, specializing in government consulting in areas such as program management, engineering services, air traffic management and more. JMA Solutions was selected over more than a dozen other businesses with fewer than 250 employees that were vying for the national-level honor.
“I’m grateful JMA Solutions is helping ensure the promise our country made to the men and women who served is kept,” said DAV National Commander Delphine Metcalf-Foster. “They know that hiring veterans isn’t an act of charity. It’s smart business.”
A service-disabled veteran owned small business, 19 percent of the JMA Solutions workforce is comprised of veterans, including the president/CEO and the executive leadership team. The company was named one of the 2016 Top Workplaces in the greater Washington, D.C. area by the Washington Post. The organization created a veteran outreach program that has established partnerships throughout the Washington D.C. metro area with local veterans employment representatives, as well as the Maryland Department of Labor and the transition assistance program at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
“It is an honor to receive DAV’s Small Employer of the Year Award for our veteran recruiting efforts,” said JMA Solutions president and CEO Jan Adams, a DAV life member of Chapter 17, Washington, D.C. “As a part of the veteran community, I believe we should work together to ensure veterans and their families are supported for their selfless sacrifice in serving our nation.”
In addition to their veteran recruiting and employing efforts, the organization celebrates its veteran employees each year by placing photos of company veterans in an oversized poster and displaying it in office reception areas in November. Veteran employees are also encouraged to submit photos and stories of their participation in veteran related community events, which are showcased in the company’s internal newsletter.
Photos and media may be made available upon request.
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; providing employment resources to veterans and their spouses; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U. S. Congress in 1932.