COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Morgan Drexen Integrated Systems (www.morgandrexen.com), a leading provider of software and support services to businesses nationwide, is making an aggressive push to hire military veterans to fill several open positions within the company.
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"I think we run a pretty tight ship around here, and military personnel tend to embody many of the core values this company holds dear," said Walter Ledda, CEO of Morgan Drexen.
While the unemployment rate for veterans has dipped to single digits in 2013, a marked improvement from preceding years, younger veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are having a tougher time finding work. Many of those younger veterans have unique obstacles to overcome. A recent survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 26% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have a service-connected disability. That's nearly double the 14% rate for all veterans.
"This country owes these young men and women a debt of gratitude, but that means more than just saying 'thank you'," said Ledda. "Companies need to step up and provide real opportunities for these veterans, and that's what we're trying to do."
Morgan Drexen currently has positions open for Legal Intake Specialists and Client Services Representatives. On Thursday, August 22, 2013, the company participated in the state of California's "Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet" event held at the Costa Mesa Hilton in Costa Mesa. Veterans were encouraged to attend to meet and interview with prospective employers. Additionally, they had the opportunity to obtain benefits, training, and career information.
In addition to participating in veterans job fairs, Morgan Drexen also works with the State of California's Employment Development Department to identify veterans who may be good candidates for the company's available positions.
About Morgan Drexen
Morgan Drexen (www.morgandrexen.com) provides integrated software systems and administrative support services to businesses and industries nationwide. Morgan Drexen's proprietary MDIS software improves workflow through the use of automated document management. In addition to computer technology, Morgan Drexen provides businesses with marketing, marketing support, call centers, outsourced litigation support, databases, work-product retrieval systems and cloud-computing platforms facilitated by the company's outsourced support staff.
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