June 28, 2019: SRS Distribution Inc. ("SRS") announced today that they have entered the Military Spouse Employment Partnership ("MSEP") program. This partnership, the latest military recruitment initiative from SRS, is designed to support the hiring and retention of military spouses as they relocate to new geographic locations. SRS believes this is the beginning of a strong, enduring and mutually beneficial partnership with the Department of Defense.
This partnership includes a Statement of Support between SRS Distribution and the Armed Forces. Included in this is a pledge to:
SRS believes this partnership will improve their ability to hire excellent employees while bolstering their efforts to support military veterans and their families. Eric Jacobson, CHRO of SRS Distribution said "SRS is honored by the opportunity to enter into this partnership, which is a natural extension of our established commitment to hiring veterans. The skills, diversity and experience military spouses provide will bring tremendous value to our organization."
There will be a formal signing at the MSEP Induction Ceremony on October 22, 2019.
SRS Distribution Inc. had the opportunity to attend a luncheon hosted by Allies in Service.
Currently, there are more than 350,000 veterans living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and 110,000 of those veterans are in Dallas County. Over the next five years, more than one million service members will leave the military.
The discussion around mentorship opportunities and what businesses in the DFW area can do to help transitioning veterans land on their feet upon relocating to the area.
This past Memorial Day weekend, over two dozen employees and family members representing SRS Distribution and our Raise the Roof Foundation attended the Dallas Carry The Load opening ceremony and Memorial March on behalf of the 22Kill Tribe. Carry The Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation's heroes - military, veterans, first responders and their families. Team SRS was honored, humbled and proud to participate in this event to help Carry The Load in their mission in bringing all Americans together to honor our nation's heroes every day.
Lifting spirits of wounded warriors during periods of hospitalization or rehabilitation by uniting them with their family members is the mission of partner agency Luke's Wings. Families are flown free of charge to join their veterans so they can help with the physical and emotional healing needed to assist in their recovery. They also provide flights to families of veterans on hospice care to bring them together during that painful, yet precious time. On April 27th, SRS Raise the Roof Foundation is again honored to be part of Luke's Wings annual Heroes Gala in Washington DC and meet the families of these wounded warriors we serve. Because of the generosity of our donors, we will be able to help Luke's Wings provide more than 700 free flights again this year to reunite veterans and their families.