February 21, 2017

serviceking_soliderforlife_web RICHARDSON, Texas
Service King Collision Repair Centers welcomed members of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Army’s Soldier For Life Program Tuesday inside the company’s North Texas home office. The meeting included Lt. Col. Derwin Brown as well as representatives from Service King’s senior executive team and recruiting teams. 

Together, the group discussed opportunities and strategies to better serve Army veterans and families including Service King’s active Mission 2 Hire program. Brown currently serves as Soldier For Life’s Director of the West Region. 

“Service King takes immense pride in actively reaching out to military veterans and families across the U.S. with real, gainful employment opportunities at every level of our organization,” said Sean Huurman, Service King Chief Human Resources Officer. "The Mission 2 Hire initiative is our public pledge to provide those opportunities to more than 500 veterans and military spouses in five years. It’s a privilege to work alongside the U.S. Army Soldier For Life program and seek their expert guidance in making as large and meaningful of an impact as we can for those who so bravely served our country.” 

Service King has now hosted representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense twice in the last 12 months following a March 2016 visit from Michael Michaud, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment and Training (VETS).

The U.S. Army’s Soldier For Life program aims to connect Army, governmental, and community efforts to build relationships that facilitate successful reintegration of soldiers, retired soldiers, veterans and their families. The program provides comprehensive support programs and resources including job listings, hiring fair listings, career tools and more.

Service King’s Mission 2 Hire officially launched in May 2015 and has already successfully recruited and hired more than 200 military veterans and spouses to the company to put the program ahead of its five-year goal. Veterans and military spouses interested in a career with Service King are encouraged to visit the custom-built website at Mission2Hire.careers. The site provides in-depth information about Service King and current career opportunities with the organization.

Meanwhile, Service King is an active member of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, a joint initiative among leading U.S. businesses to actively recruit military veterans to their organizations. 

Service King continues to actively promote the program across various multimedia platforms, recruiting events and even featured Mission 2 Hire as part of Westwood One’s Super Bowl 50 coverage with an award-winning radio ad. For more information on Service King and to view a complete list of career opportunities and locations, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Service King Collision Repair Centers®, with more than 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry, is a leading national operator of comprehensive, high-quality collision repair facilities. The organization is consistently recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and giving back to the industry through innovative training and recruiting initiatives. Service King traces its roots back to Dallas, Texas and founder Eddie Lennox who opened the very first Service King in 1976. Today, Service King operates locations in 23 states across the U.S. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information and to find a local Service King, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow Service King news on Facebook and Twitter.

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