MONTREAL, April 11, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - On Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 GardaWorld received the Veterans Employment Transition Award for its contribution to the employment of Veterans, Reservists and Military Spouses at the Annual Celebration of Service on Parliament Hill Ceremonies. This event brings Parliamentarians of all parties, military members, citizens, and business leaders together to recognize the extraordinary work of Canadians that support military men and women and families of those who have served.
GardaWorld was chosen to be recognized this year because of its outstanding dedication to employing Veterans, Reservists and Military Spouses in all aspects of its business, both in Canada and Internationally.
The Honourable Erin O'Toole, founder of the Celebration of Service said; "It is great to see Canadian success stories like GardaWorld step up to show the value of hiring Canadian Armed Forces Veterans and Reservists. Veterans have a range of talents and direct leadership experience that allow them to transition into companies like GardaWorld who have high-level operations in Canada and globally."
The Honourable Erin O'Toole continues, "The government must help those who served and sacrificed in their transition to a second career, so that they can put down roots, raise a family and be involved in their community. The government, however, cannot do it alone; we need great companies like GardaWorld, VIA Rail, and Bank of Montreal who recognize the tremendous skills our veterans and reservists have and give them the opportunity to succeed."
In presenting the award, Leona Alleslev, Member of Parliament and a Veteran herself said: "GardaWorld, as a leader in the international security industry, has demonstrated true leadership in supporting the great Canadian men and women who truly understand the meaning of service."
GardaWorld implemented a best-in-class Military Program, run by Veterans, to actively recruit Veterans, Reservists and Military Spouses and to assist them to succeed. GardaWorld has been active in supporting True Patriot Love and the Veterans Transition Network to establish the first ever Veterans Transition Program in French and in Quebec for female veterans.
GardaWorld also supports the military on national and local levels and has adopted a Reservist Leave Policy that exceeds legal requirements and that ensures that Reservists employed by GardaWorld are able to continue to serve, have time off for career courses and deployments.
"As a veteran, working for GardaWorld was a smooth transition. There are a lot of opportunities, in Canada or overseas. You can be a security guard, cash messenger or work in management, etc. There are a lot of possibilities that an individual with a military background can benefit from at GardaWorld." – Lisa Fara, Customer Service Manager
"GardaWorld is proud to receive this recognition but is more honoured to be able to assist the fantastic Canadians who serve our country and deserve every opportunity for career success. GardaWorld commits to continually giving back and hire these outstanding Canadians. Not only is it good to do, it makes our business better" mentioned the Honourable Christian Paradis, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Security Services at GardaWorld.
GardaWorld is the world's largest privately owned security services company, offering cash services, physical and specialized security solutions and, with the Crisis24 portal, the dissemination of vetted information related to international security. A partner of choice for private companies, governments, humanitarian organizations, and multinationals with personnel all over the world, GardaWorld employs more than 90,000 highly skilled, dedicated professionals who serve a diverse clientele in North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In the complex world we live in, our reputation is based on the quality of our services, as well as the commitment and integrity of our people.
For more information about GardaWorld military employment program, visit garda.com/military.
SOURCE Garda World Security Corporation
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