FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 15, 2021
New York, NY – Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) announces partnership with Leidos to increase access and improve employment opportunities and outcomes for servicemembers, veterans and military spouses.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Of particular relevance to IAVA’s membership is Leidos’ official Military Veteran Program, Operation MVP. Through this program, Leidos partners with military transition centers, military associations, and veteran organizations in an effort to identify and hire transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses. Leidos is a recognized industry leader for veteran and military spouse candidates, and the company continues to increase its efforts to hire qualified military veterans and spouses. With a workforce comprised of over 8,500 veterans and military spouses, Leidos has proven expertise in supporting veterans and spouses through their transition.
Together, IAVA and Leidos will reach more individuals in the military and veteran community who are seeking employment opportunities and support. This partnership will include seamless access to Leidos career programs through the Quick Reaction Force (QRF), IAVA’s signature comprehensive care management program, which addresses a wide variety of veteran needs, including employment. IAVA relies on trusted partners like Leidos to effectively meet the needs of the veteran community and we look forward to working together to provide seamless and immediate access for anyone in our community. Learn more here.
“Trusted partners like Leidos and their steadfast commitment to the veteran community make a huge difference for IAVA’s membership in gaining access to relevant and exciting employment opportunities,” said IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler. “We are grateful to work with such a thoughtful partner, as we band together to provide the highest quality employment support and pathways for all veterans and their families.”
“As one of the leading providers of technologies to our armed forces, we particularly value the unique mission understanding that veterans can offer,” said Leidos Defense Group President Gerry Fasano. “We look forward to working with IAVA and strengthening our long-standing commitment to supporting veterans and their families.”
IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans and IAVA’s programs are second to none. Any veteran or family member in need can reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force at quickreactionforce.org or 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) to be connected promptly with a veteran care manager who will assist. IAVA’s The Vote Hub is a free tool to register to vote and find polling information. IAVA’s membership is always growing. Join the movement at iava.org/membership.