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York County can now hire more veterans through this program

(WYDaily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(WYDaily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)

York County became a certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) employer through the Virginia Department of Veteran Services recently.

As a member of the V3, the county can now hire, recruit and retain more veterans, according to the county’s news release.

Organizations and companies who partner and become members do not have to commit to hiring veterans in order to join the V3 program. In addition, some businesses and localities are eligible for up to $10,000 through the V3’s Employment Grant, or approximately $1,000 per hired, eligible veteran.

It’s unclear how many grants the county has received through the program, how many veterans the county plans to hire and why the county did not participate in this program earlier.

WYDaily called Dave Gorwitz, the director of human resources for the county, who did not immediately return multiple requests for comment.

For more information about the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program, visit the program’s website.

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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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