New Rochelle Employers Support Defense Department Program to Support and Hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans

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New Rochelle Employers Support Defense Department Program to Support and Hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans

March 21, 2013 - 15:14

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle employers including businesses, non-profits and government agencies have signed on to a Department of Defense program to support the nation's military men and women.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense operational committee, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

The following organizations are members of the ESGR Statement of Support Program:

All State Promotions Inc - New Rochelle
Almarc Drug - New Rochelle*
American Legion Auxiliary #8 - New Rochelle
Avalon Bay Communities - New Rochelle
Ballys Total Fitness - New Rochelle
City of New Rochelle - New Rochelle
Costco Wholesale #241 - New Rochelle
Dept of Environmental Facilities - New Rochelle
Home Depot - Weyman Ave - New Rochelle
Maceo-Bacon VFW Post #2882 - New Rochelle
N Y D S Inc - New Rochelle
New Rochelle City Court - New Rochelle
New Rochelle City Stadium 18 - New Rochelle
New Rochelle Neighborhood - New Rochelle
New Rochelle Neighborhood Revitl - New Rochelle
New Rochelle Post #8 (NYAL) - New Rochelle
New Rochelle Toyota - New Rochelle
New Rochelle Toyota - New Rochelle
New Rochelle Toyota - New Rochelle
New Rochelle VFW Post #375 - New Rochelle
Simone Development Company - New Rochelle
Sound Shore Medical Center - New Rochelle
United Hebrew - New Rochelle
Westchester County DEF - New Rochelle
*sold to CVS, not a member, in 2012.

ESGR is supported by a network of more than 4,900 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to assist in serving employers, service members and their families. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff for each State Committee, volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.

The Statement of Support Program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s effort to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve. The intent of the program is to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.

The first Statement of Support was signed on December 13, 1972 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense by the Chairman of the Board of General Motors. President Nixon was the first President to sign a Statement of Support, and in 2005 every federal Cabinet Secretary and all federal agencies signed a Statement of Support to signify their continuing efforts to be model employers. Since its inception, hundreds of thousands of employers have signed Statements of Support, pledging their support to Guard and Reserve employees.

Employers signing a Statement of Support make the following commitments to their employees:

  • We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
  • Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • We will continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crisis and in war.
  • Join thousands of employers by signing a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve and display it prominently for all your employees and visitors to see. To participate, please complete our Statement of Support form.

ESGR has served our country for 40 years, fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.