DAYTON, Ohio -- A new initiative at idX Corp.'s Dayton, Ohio, division is helping area military veterans move back into the civilian workforce.
A provider for consumer environment design, manufacturing, rollout and installation, idX originally launched the program to pay back area veterans and to fulfill the company's growing need for a skilled work force.
In the first three months of the program, the company is already realizing the benefits go both ways.
"The vets are amazing," said Vicki Battin, idX senior human resources manager. "They show up on time, work hard, and have incredibly positive attitudes that are infectious."
"We couldn't be happier with this program," said Isaac Bokros, general manager. "The idX team members who work alongside the vets or talk with them during breaks are thanking us for bringing the vets to work here."
For the initial six months of the program, five veterans are working at idX through the VA's Therapeutic Supported Employment Services (TSES) at Dayton (Ohio) VA Medical Center. The organization's Compensated Work Therapy program provides opportunities for veterans to develop and improve vocational skills in addition to eventual placement in competitive employment. See https://www.idxcorporation.com.
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