Monday, 12 October 2015 22:21

Service King Attends Inaugural Veterans Initiative Summit in Washington D.C.

Service King Collision Repair Centers participated this week in the inaugural Veterans Initiative Summit in Washington D.C. The two-day event, hosted by Blackstone, The Carlyle Group, KKR and TPG Oct. 7-8, actively promoted the hiring of American veterans across private equity holding companies.

Service King participated in the event in the midst of its very own Mission 2 Hire initiative, a five-year company-wide push with the goal of hiring 500 veterans in five years.

“Hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do, but we believe it makes our entire organization better,” said Chris Abraham, Service King CEO. “The Veterans Initiative Summit is a critical step forward to promoting the very real asset that veterans are to any organization. At Service King, we feel those skillsets fit particularly well within the collision repair industry. Our Mission 2 Hire initiative was born to promote that connection to veterans while at the same time providing valuable growth opportunities for heroes and their families.”

The Mission 2 Hire initiative has already resulting in the hiring of more than 40 military veterans since its launch in May. Veterans interested in career opportunities with Service King are encouraged to learn more about Mission 2 Hire by visiting www.Mission2Hire.careers 

Service King, a portfolio company of event sponsor Blackstone, was joined at the summit by leaders from across the collective 200+ U.S. based portfolio companies. Together, the group collaborated to promote best practices in attracting veterans while also hearing from speakers such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator John McCain and others.

As one of the leading collision repair organizations in the country, Service King operates more than 250 locations in 23 states across the U.S. For more information on Service King, and to view a complete list of locations and services, visit www.ServiceKing.com 

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