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Saluting Service: How Working with a Staffing Agency Can Benefit Veterans

May is dedicated to honoring our service members' dedication, contributions, and sacrifices, both past and present. In 1999, the U.S. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to encourage our nation to publicly show gratitude for the service members who have served and continue to serve our country. It is a time to recognize and express our appreciation for their bravery and commitment to our nation's security. 

It is also an opportunity for us to highlight a few of our veterans and share their perspectives on working with BGSF and how working with a staffing agency can help in the transition from the military to a civilian career.

Read below to hear from our own Jorge DeMelo, Sr. Managing Director of Client Services, and Darrell YoungSenior Delivery Specialist, to learn how working with BGSF has benefited their careers, and how we can help you transition to a civilian career!


Career Assistance

As a Veteran of the United States Air Force who transitioned from a military to a civilian career, I have experienced firsthand how Veterans can benefit from the services of a staffing agency. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 200,000 service members transition to civilian life annually. Although all Veterans go through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), working with a staffing agency like BGSF is beneficial for the following reasons:

  • A staffing agency will help you access a wider range of job opportunities, especially if they are a national or global organization. 

  • Recruiters have inside information, including “nice-to-have" skill sets that may not be available in job descriptions to the general public.

  • Preferred agencies often have a direct communication line with hiring managers, allowing recruiters to leverage their relationships and understand the client's specific needs.

  • Recruiters work as “trusted advisors” and can offer valuable career advice to help you transition from the military to a civilian career.

  • An agency will help you expand your professional network, increasing your chances of finding relevant opportunities!


Career Benefits

As a retired United States Army Commissioned Officer, working at BGSF has greatly benefited my career as a Technical Delivery Specialist. Every day, I have the opportunity to interact with talented individuals across the country as they search for career opportunities. BGSF has provided an encouraging, nurturing environment for me to hone my skills in Talent Acquisition, providing me an opportunity to recruit for a variety of positions to support our global and local customers.  BGSF offers training, personal development, a best-in-class applicant tracking system, and mentoring to help improve my skills. 

I feel fortunate to be a part of an organization that celebrates diversity, provides unlimited growth opportunities, and supports veterans. BGSF emphasizes teamwork (collaboration), integrity, honesty, and hard work.  Our core values of Growth, Integrity, Innovation, Fun, Teamwork, and Service parallels the Army’s seven core values of Selfless Service, Personal Courage, Duty, Honor, Integrity, Loyalty, and Respect. I am honored to have served in the military and I am very pleased to serve as a recruiter for BGSF.

"Every day I strive to uphold our core values and look forward to helping other veterans discover new and exciting careers with our clients."


BGSF can help you transition to a civilian career! Whether you are looking for a permanent or contract role or need assistance with your talent search, we are here to help. Search our jobs or contact us today!

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