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EGLE latest state agency to earn bronze certification as Veteran-Friendly Employer

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency logo for bronze certification as a Veteran-Friendly EmployerThe Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is the latest state department to earn the "Veteran-friendly Employer" certification from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

"As the state's newest Veteran-Friendly Employer, we are affirming our commitment to both supporting Michigan's military veterans and ensuring EGLE is a welcoming and engaging workplace," said Liesl Clark, EGLE director. "Protecting Michiganders' quality of life and the natural resources fits hand-in-glove with their mission of protecting their country."

EGLE is now certified as a Bronze-Level, Veteran-Friendly Employer that makes a concerted effort to attract veterans, active Guard and Reserve members, and transitioning military personnel to our workforce. We join a long list of companies, including GM, Quicken Loans, Michigan Departments of Transportation and State Police, and many others, in supporting veterans.

To receive Bronze-Level certification, an employer must:

  • Commit to hiring a specific number of veterans. (This number is determined by the company based on its size and hiring plans for the next year.)
  • Post job openings on the website.
  • Agree to sign Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Statement of Support.
  • Provide HR personnel in your organization with and Michigan Veterans Resource Center call number 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838) to assist your veteran employees.

"On this Veterans Day, we thank all those, that have served our country, by air, water, and land, in our Armed Forces," Clark added.

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