Every Day is Veteran’s Day at TERRA – We Love Connecting Veterans to Jobs

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on November 11, 2015

Featured here is Romeo, a U.S. Army veteran TERRA helped place in supervisory position.
Featured here is Romeo, a U.S. Army veteran TERRA helped place in supervisory position.

At TERRA, we love helping people find the Right Fit.

We also love our veterans and love helping connect them to employment when they return to the civilian working world.

One of the ways we support returning veterans is through a partnership with CAMPS (Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound) and their Military to Manufacturing (M2M) Career Pathways Program.

This CAMPS M2M program helps veterans, National Guard soldiers, and reservists in finding skilled manufacturing careers.

TERRA’s Tacoma branch works closely with CAMPS and M2M to help veterans create the next chapter in their success story.

One referral was Dimas Salazar, also known as Romeo.

Romeo had over nine years of supply and logistics experience with the military and was looking to transition his military experience into a manufacturing career.

Tabitha Delaire, Tacoma Recruiter, received his resume and thought he would be a great fit for a direct placement Distribution Center Supervisor position she was working on.  She presented the opportunity to Romeo and he agreed that the position seemed like the right fit.

Tabitha connected with her client and set an interview up for Romeo – and they hired him then and there!

What’s really great is that they offered Romeo a starting salary that was greater than 30 percent higher than he expected!

Another veteran who we recently helped place is Abel Yap. He served in the U.S. Army for seven years doing vehicle repair. Abel was looking for a job that would allow him to settle in one spot. He was tired of relocating his family.

Tacoma Recruiter, Scott Mantz, presented Abel to a client who was looking for a mechanic. They met him, loved him, and made him an offer on the spot! And they gave him a pay bump, too!

Scott recently spoke to the client and they said, “We love him. He is family. We couldn’t have asked for a better employee.”

If you or someone you know is a veteran looking to transition your military experience into a career, let us help.

Contact us today to learn more. We might be able to help you find the Right Fit.




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