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Hiring Veterans a Win-Win for Companies

American businesses have learned that hiring veterans is a positive way to pay back the folks who have sacrificed and served our country in one of the branches of the military. But it’s also an excellent way of hiring highly skilled employees.

Several companies have found that programs to hire veterans have paid off. USAA, a financial services company, trains post-9/11 veterans to become claims adjustors with its “Combat to Claims” initiative.

Kathy Gyselinck is Executive Vice President for Southeast Mortgage

Kathy Gyselinck is Executive Vice President for Southeast Mortgage

“The reason the program is working so well is because military folks have such a sense of discipline and order,” said Joe Robles, the CEO of USAA and a retired Army major general.

Southern Company employs a full-time worker that spends at least half their time recruiting veterans and currently 11 percent of its 26,000 employees are veterans or serve in the National Guard or Reserve.

“Veterans and reservists add incredible value to Southern Company,” said Kim Greene, president and CEO of Southern Company Services. “These talented employees demonstrate the level of commitment, discipline and dedication that helps achieve our goal of providing customers clean, safe, reliable and affordable power.”

Southeast Mortgage is pleased to join the ranks of companies dedicated to hiring veterans, with a new program that celebrates their service with the United States military and provides them paths for success.  The new program is an extension of our patriotism and appreciation, but also an opportunity to continue building an exceptional team of professionals. That’s what we call a win-win!

The MLO Associate class designed for U.S. veterans is formatted to provide veterans the same training and attention as the other MLO Associate programs. Associates will receive guidance first hand from seasoned mortgage professionals, in addition to taking a number of education courses that provides them the opportunity to learn basic industry knowledge and prepare for the MLO licensing exam and licensing process.

The first Southeast Mortgage MLO Associate Program for Veterans is scheduled to start in August 2013.

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts about our associate programs, Southeast Mortgage is committed to training trustworthy mortgage professionals to join the recovery in the industry. Our extension of our associate program specifically for veterans illustrates our greater commitment to the country’s success as a whole.

Those interested in the program are encouraged to apply by filling out an employment application on the Southeast Mortgage website and emailing a completed copy to [email protected].

For more information on the program, feel free to contact [email protected].


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