For several years, GardaWorld has been hiring a large number of reservists and veterans and is fortunate to have more than 10,000 throughout its organization today.
Different teams, both in physical security and cash management, benefit from their expertise and experience. They are prime candidates as their values are generally very close to those advocated by organizations. Nevertheless, the reality of a soldier or reservist is not always easy for an employer to understand, despite his or her good will.
Since 2017, GardaWorld has been conducting awareness and recruitment campaigns to help members of the armed forces in their transition to civilian life. They have also developed a military leave policy for reservists to ensure that employees who are members of Canada's Reserve Force can take a leave of absence without compromising their careers.
"As an employer and a great corporate citizen, it is our duty to promote our employment opportunities to the military community and to facilitate the transition to civilian life of the women and men who have served our country. Veterans and reservists have all the skills required to perform in the security industry, such as a sense of responsibility and the ability to work in a team.” said Jean-Luc Meunier, Chief Operating Officer of Canada's Security Services at GardaWorld.
GardaWorld received the Veterans Employment Transition Award at the 2019 Annual Celebration of Service on Parliament Hill Ceremonies. This award was presented in recognition of the company's efforts in hiring veterans, reservists and their spouses.
The event, which brought together parliamentarians from all parties, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, citizens and business leaders, celebrates the work of Canadian employers that support the men, women and families who have served their country.
To learn more about what GardaWorld is doing for veterans and military personnel, click here.