SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the U.S. Army Reserve Public-Private Partnership Office (P3O) signed a proclamation earlier this year, to join in an effort that helps soldiers and families overcome barriers to gaining meaningful employment and education opportunities.
P3O leverages technology, management tools, social media platforms and hiring events – working with military service and veteran organizations such as Vet Jobs, Recruit Military, Returning Veterans: Enlisting Their Skills for CAL FIRE Service (RVETS), and others – to connect Soldiers and families with job opportunities.
P3O is a bold and innovative program that views soldiers as assets of quantifiable value. It has transformed the way the Army Reserve and corporate America attract, develop and retain talent.
“I am honored to be able to have this relationship with the US Army Reserve Private Public Partnership Office, and to be able to support soldiers and their families as they transition from military service to a civilian career” , said the chief Joe Tyler. “Much of what we represent at CAL FIRE, as an organization, is already part of the skills that military veterans, current enlistees, and their families have to offer.”
About the RVETS
RVETS is CAL FIRE’s grassroots effort to help veterans, service members, and their families integrate and transition into service with the department and the state of california. P3O ensures that U.S. Army Reserve soldiers succeed in their civilian careers, which directly benefits the military and the nation by bringing substantial value and depth to the force.
Through collaboration with organizations providing employment opportunities and a nationwide network of business, nonprofit, and academic partners, efforts to connect soldiers with internship, employment, and education opportunities are increased.
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