Veteran Hiring Initiative

At Fortuna BMC, we are committed to honoring and supporting our nation’s heroes. Our Veteran Hiring Initiative is designed to provide opportunities and resources for veterans as they transition into civilian life, ensuring they can continue to contribute their skills, leadership, and dedication to our organization.

Program Goals

  1. To hire and retain a diverse group of veterans representing various branches of the military and backgrounds. 
  2. To provide veterans with meaningful employment opportunities that align with their skills and interests. 
  3. To support veterans in their personal and professional growth within Fortuna BMC. 
  4. To create a workplace culture that fosters camaraderie, respect, and appreciation for veterans. 
  5. To contribute positively to the local community by promoting veteran involvement and support.

Join the Fortuna BMC Veteran Hiring Initiative and be part of a company that values your dedication, skills, and experience. Together, we will continue to thrive and make a difference in the lives of veterans transitioning to civilian life.

Jack Smith Story

Jack Smith is the founder and CEO of Fortuna Business Management Consulting , a visionary entrepreneur, investor, and speaker who has made a significant impact on the business world. Under Jack’s leadership, Fortuna BMC has become a certified Small Business (SB), Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Certified Veteran Enterprise (CVE).

In addition to his success in the business world, Jack Smith is also passionate about addressing the veteran hiring problem in America. As a US Air Force veteran himself, Jack understands the challenges that veterans face when transitioning from military to civilian life and he is committed to creating opportunities for qualified veterans find great jobs. Jack believes that veterans bring unique skills and experiences to the workforce, making them valuable assets to any organization. He has actively worked to build relationships with other veteran-owned businesses, government agencies, and community organizations to increase awareness and support for veteran employment.

Our Program Overview

1. Recruitment and Outreach:

  • Establish partnerships with local military bases, veteran organizations, and job placement agencies to reach a wider pool of veteran candidates.
  • Actively participate in military career fairs and job expos to connect with potential veteran employees.

2. Veteran-Focused Hiring Initiative:

  • Implement a preferential hiring policy for veterans, giving them a competitive advantage during the application process.
  • Offer guidance on translating military skills and experience into civilian job qualifications.

3. Diverse Career Opportunities:

  • Create a variety of job positions across different departments to accommodate veterans with varying skill sets and backgrounds.
  • Develop a structured career path for veterans within the organization, promoting growth and upward mobility.

4. Mentorship and Onboarding:

  • Pair veteran hires with experienced mentors who can provide guidance and support during their transition.
  • Implement an extensive onboarding program to help veterans acclimate to civilian work environments.

5. Skills Enhancement and Training:

  • Identify skill gaps and provide training programs to help veterans acquire the necessary qualifications for their desired roles.

6. Supportive Work Environment:

  • Foster a workplace culture that recognizes and appreciates the unique experiences and contributions of veterans.
  • Establish support groups and networks where veterans can connect and share experiences.

7. Community Engagement:

  • Encourage veteran employees to engage in community service projects and volunteer opportunities.
  • Sponsor events and initiatives that promote veteran awareness and support in the local community.

8. Benefits and Compensation:

  • Provide competitive salary and benefits packages, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • Offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate veterans’ needs and commitments.

9. Recognition and Awards:

  • Recognize outstanding veteran employees through awards and appreciation events.
  • Highlight veteran success stories within the organization to inspire others.

Fortuna BMC sets itself apart from other DVBEs with our ability to competitively scale and deploy teams on demand. We have a growing pipeline of transitioning veterans that we are training in emerging technologies to assist in the transition from military life to the civilian workforce. Our efforts to help veterans, led us to develop a relationship with Fort Bragg and the US Army Reserve that helps us make sure we keep our military and military spouses gainfully EMPLOYED while they’re not actively DEPLOYED. We want to make sure we take care of our veterans and our communities.

The Impact of
Veteran Hiring Initiative

At Fortuna, veterans and transitioning service members hold a distinct and irreplaceable value. Our unwavering commitment lies in forging dedicated employment pipelines specifically tailored for military veterans. We go above and beyond by actively recruiting, training, and providing fulfilling career opportunities for our fellow US vets. We harness their unique skills and dedication, empowering them to achieve unparalleled success in the civilian world. If you are a veteran seeking new and exciting career opportunities, don't hesitate to call us today.

Diana Potts,
Chief Operations Officer

At Fortuna BMC, we’re on a mission to support veterans and their spouses through our Military Spouse Program. We understand the unique challenges veterans and their spouses face when searching for employment, and we’re here to provide the support and resources they need to establish successful careers. 

Our program offers tailored career development, specialized training, and targeted outreach to ensure a smooth transition into civilian work life. We’re committed to being a dependable and trusted partner for veterans and their families, empowering them to achieve their career goals.

Chris Doyle,
Recruitment Manager

Chris embodies our dedication to providing meaningful job opportunities for veterans and their families. With a passion for giving back, he finds fulfillment in his work at Fortuna BMC, where he can actively contribute to the well-being and success of veterans transitioning into civilian life.

Through his role, Chris ensures that our recruitment process aligns with our commitment to hiring veterans, recognizing their unique skills and experiences. His efforts create a supportive and inclusive work environment that values the contributions of military service members.

Geron Shelton,
Project Manager

Geron shares his commitment to supporting Fortuna’s mission to helping clients hire veterans and providing meaningful employment opportunities for those who have served our country.

We take great pride in being a bridge between veterans and employers, fostering connections that lead to successful careers and a brighter future.

Geron’s dedication and passion align with our core values, and we are grateful to have him on our team.

Xavier DeBrough,
Deputy Director of Workforce Development and DEI

Xavier shares Fortuna BMC’s, commitment to providing opportunities and resources that empower veterans to thrive in their professional journeys. Our innovative workforce development initiative is focused on creating jobs, fostering economic growth, and helping veterans successfully transition into the civilian workforce.

Pablo Morrison,
Communications Manager

At Fortuna BMC, we take immense pride in supporting our veterans’ transition into the civilian workforce and helping them achieve their career goals. Through our dedicated Veteran Employment Program, we provide specialized training, targeted outreach, and tailored career development opportunities to these extraordinary individuals. We’re honored to have witnessed the growth and success of our veteran team members, as they bring their unique skills, leadership, and dedication to the workforce.

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