MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:GK) announced today that the G&K Services Foundation has granted $7,800 to the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to support its Warriors to Work program, which provides resources to help injured veterans get connected with meaningful employment. The grant was made as a part of a campaign on G&K’s Facebook page to raise awareness of employment opportunities for veterans at the company. The $7,800 donation represents $1 for every G&K Services’ employee.
“We are proud to support the Warriors to Work program and its efforts to help injured servicemen and women return to the workforce,” said Douglas A. Milroy, Chief Executive Officer. “We believe the values, experience and leadership capabilities that veterans bring to the workplace make them a terrific fit for many companies, including G&K Services.”
“We are very grateful to G&K Services for its generous contribution and its commitment to hiring veterans,” said Alex Powers, director of Warriors to Work for Wounded Warrior Project. “Our team works hard to match the unique skills of veterans to civilian employment, and we would not be able to accomplish that without the support of generous Americans, foundations, and corporations. Together, we are helping to economically empower an entire generation of heroes.”
G&K Services is seeking military veterans to fill a number of roles in the company, including positions in its plants, service organization, engineering, maintenance, office staff, and sales. For more information on career opportunities at G&K Services, visit http://www.gkservices.com/careers.
For more information on the G&K Services Foundation and how G&K supports the communities where it does business, visit http://www.gkservices.com/community.
About G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 customers from 160 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves 52,000 warriors and nearly 7,000 family members through its unique 20 programs and services. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.