The Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs has started a new program to connect employers with job-seeing veterans. The program, called Operation Hire Maryland, is trying to build a “veteran-friendly business network” throughout the state. The program is being modeled after others in Virginia and North Carolina that are working.
The first full day of training will be soon. Dana Hendrickson, the director of outreach and advocacy for MDVA said that they got the idea after seeing the success with the 100 day challenge last year. During that challenge, 184 Maryland employers hired 361 veterans. As Hendrickson said, “What we learned was there was an exceptional opportunity to do great things.”