In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’d like to introduce you to VERG, our Veterans Employee Resource Group.
VERG was founded with a mission to help veterans pursue and grow their careers at Capgemini, employing the unique skills, experience, talent and dedication they bring to every opportunity. We also strive to provide opportunities to the families of veterans as a tribute to their sacrifice and service.
With a strong focus on veteran recruitment, our VERG members volunteer at national veteran recruiting events across the country to review resumes and advise on interview preparation; the goal is to help strengthen the pipeline of qualified and diverse veteran candidates in the market.
VERG also works with the Merivis Foundation to provide software training on Salesforce.com to veterans and military spouses, enabling them to find careers in IT. These efforts have helped Merivis alumni veterans transition from $9/hour, manual labor jobs to careers as Salesforce Consultants earning $92,000 annually.
In addition to helping veterans transition into civilian life, VERG members are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Throughout the year, our VERG team prepares care packages, volunteers at food pantries, and visits with elderly veterans—all through Disabled American Veterans and VA Hospital Outreach programs.
Our Veterans Employee Resource Group is headed by a team of veterans and a military spouse. We are proud and honored to have such talented and dedicated colleagues lead such an important initiative on behalf of the Capgemini family.
This Veterans Day we’d like to share our thanks to all the men and women who have served our country and fought for our freedoms.
Are you a Veteran interested in a career in IT? Contact VERG today and see how we can help.
In North America, Capgemini sponsors 11 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs); these volunteer, employee-led centers of excellence help increase development, retention, engagement, recruiting, and knowledge sharing. Collectively, they celebrate different perspectives and foster diversity and inclusion across our North American operations. Our ERGs help cultivate a business culture that values and respects our differences, enabling colleagues to deliver innovative and collaborative solutions to the companies we serve.