In February 2012, The Adjutant General (TAG) of the California National Guard, Major General David S. Baldwin, worked with his staff and the Speaker of the Assembly, John A. Perez, to tackle the California National Guard unemployment rate. The goal was to reduce it by 25% in a year, which was accomplished and exceeded. Since then, we've had the pleasure and honor of serving California's veteran community through employment assistance and training. With the initial intent to help California National Guard service members, we've grown, expanded and created over 900 business partnerships throughout California.
We succeed when you succeed
“I want to say first off that SFC Bruce Riley really made it an importance to help me. He worked with me all throughout this process and contacted me every time there was an opportunity that would fit me. He responded to me as soon as he could when I emailed in for any position. He even went as far as to write me a review to help me. Grade a guy.”
“Work for Warriors was instrumental in finding a high profile, well paying and enjoyable career! First, they assisted me in discovering what career fields that I would best fit into. Next, I applied with them to several companies. Even though I received multiple job offers, WFW was able to help me figure out which one was the best fit for me. On top of that they notified employers in a friendly way why I could not accept a particular offer. Don’t think of this company as a bunch of headhunters trying to make a buck. They are your advisors that are there to help veterans transition to the civilian world.”
“Thank you. For me the transition wasn’t as bad as it could have been. If I was better prepared it would have went smoother, however like I said it wasn’t a horrible transition. I would recommend anyone/veteran to you because (you don’t know this but) this is almost as close as it gets to my dream job! And from what I’m use to this is a dream job. So Again I say thank you! This is the type of position our Vets need upon exiting the military services, to be around more vets that’s been there done that and understand, with great pay to take care of our families.”
“It is hard to believe that it was just a few mere months that we spoke of my serve dis-satisfaction with the private sector. How my former employer did not truly value my military experiences, education and leadership abilities. We both knew it was time for a change, but I never imagined that conversation would lead to this! I’m proud to say that I am finally a State employee working for my dream department. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst. I have a Manager who truly values my input and past professional experiences and for the first time, I feel I’m working with someone, and not for someone’s agenda. The culture is conducive to growth with potential opportunities for advancement. This would have not been possible if it weren’t for your networking, interview prep, and resume articulation to this specific job duties. Thank you SFC Riley and your Work for Warriors Team for helping me land this job. I am eternally grateful!”
A team of 18 Service Members and Veterans operate Work for Warriors. They match the skill sets of our highly qualified Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses with the needs of civilian employers. Businesses who want to hire experienced Service Members will only have to contact our Resource Managers, who serve as the single point of contact for their employment needs.
1. Contact Work for Warriors (WfW)
2. WfW will match candidates with the skills and requirements of the desired, open position/s
3. WfW will critique and develop candidates’ resumes
4. WfW will assist with interview preparation
5. WFW will continue to assist and conduct follow up throughout the process