Texas Veterans Commission Honors Service King
Feb. 10, 2017—The Texas Veterans Commission recognized Service King Collision Repair Centers and its ongoing Mission 2 Hire campaign this week, naming the organization the Large Employer of the Year.
The announcement came as part of the 19th annual Veterans Summit hosted Monday at the Double Tree Hilton in Austin. The summit hosted more than 430 attendees as the event brought together veterans service organizations, non-profits and agencies from across the state.
Service King’s Mission 2 Hire launched in May 2015 and has directly resulted in hundreds of U.S. Armed Forces veterans and spouses joining the organization in less than two years. In 2016 alone, Service King actively recruited and hired more than 100 veterans and spouses (including one service writer featured in FenderBender), putting the campaign ahead of its goal to hire 500 in five years.
In addition to recruiting events, Service King has consistently promoted Mission 2 Hire through diverse marketing materials including high-profile billboard campaigns and even a 30-second radio spot during Super Bowl 50 in 2016. The radio spot went on to win Westwood One’s Super Bowl Sound Awards for creative excellence.
Shortly after its launch in 2015, Service King officially joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Program—a U.S. Department of Defense backed partnership among leading businesses to actively connect military spouses with career opportunities at hundreds of organizations.
Military veterans and spouses looking to join the Service King team through Mission 2 Hire are encouraged to visit www.Mission2Hire.careers. The portal provides a detailed overview of available positions at Service King and features a “skills matcher” to pair veterans with careers that fit their skillset.
“The entire Service King family is united in our pledge to actively serve and support military veterans and spouses across the U.S.,” said Jeff McFadden, Service King president. “We’re humbled and proud to have welcomed hundreds of veterans to numerous positions at Service King since the launch of Mission 2 Hire. Service King will continue to invest in this program and look for ways to give back to those who have bravely defended our freedoms and liberties.”