Local companies sign the Hire a Georgia Hero pledge

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Nearly 40 companies have signed a pledge making a commitment to the thousands of veterans in our communities, and two of those companies are right here in Muscogee County.

Harpico and the Hughston Clinic, which are both here in Columbus, have both taken the Hire A Georgia Hero pledge.

Harpico is located at 7488 Cardinal Landing Court and the Hughston Clinic is located on 6262 Veterans Parkway.

Companies who take the pledge are committing to aid in the effort of matching Georgia's Veterans with appropriate and fulfilling employment opportunities, which will benefit not only veterans, but Georgia's workforce development efforts as well.

The job openings are hosted on www.operationworkforce.com.  Operation: Workforce serves as a one-stop online guide for veteran resources and services in Georgia. This web portal links resources from multiple state agencies and private organizations that serve veterans. The site also includes dynamic content that is comprehensive, intuitive, and appealing to veterans and Georgia employers alike.

"The Governor's Office of Workforce Development would like to thank these 39 companies for committing to helping Georgia's brave veterans find meaningful employment after their enlisted service," said Tricia Pridemore, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development. "These men and women have fearlessly fought for our great state and country; we must ensure Georgia provides them with the necessary resources to easily transition back into civilian life."

The Hire a Georgia Veteran Campaign is hosted on the Operation: Workforce web portal at www.operationworkforce.com.

Here is a list of additional companies in Georgia that signed the pledge:

Appling County

  • SolidHires – Marietta
  • H I Solutions – Kennesaw
  • MEDITECH – Atlanta
  • Synerfac Technical Staffing – Atlanta
  • Simply Staffing, Inc – Rockmart


Barrow County

  • Harrison Poultry – Bethlehem


Clarke County

  • Labor Ready – Athens

Cobb County

  • Georgia Department of Defense – Marietta
  • Surge Staffing – Lithia Springs
  • Wyndham Atlanta Galleria – Atlanta

Douglas County

  • Skytech Communications, Inc – Douglasville

Floyd County

  • Apex Carriers Inc – Rome

Fulton County

  • Veteran Tech Brigade – St. Augustine
  • Tax Shop of North Fulton Inc – Alpharetta
  • Cummins Power South – Atlanta
  • Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport – Atlanta
  • Synerfac Technical Staffing – Atlanta
  • Department of Public Safety – Atlanta
  • Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers – Atlanta

Greene County

  • A2b Fulfillment – Greensboro

Henry County

  • One Life America – Stockbridge

Newton County

  • The McClain's, Inc – Covington

Oconee County

  • Industrial Mechanical, Inc – Watkinsville

Rockdale County

  • Georgia Department of Driver Services – Conyers

Spalding County

  • Express Employment Professionals – Griffin

Upson County

  • Express Employment Professionals – Thomaston
  • Clearwater Paper Inc – Thomaston

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