Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., is adding to its efforts to hire and train military veterans by partnering with Able Force, Inc. to help provide gainful employment to persons with disabilities and wounded U.S. military service members. “As part of Health Net Federal Services’ commitment to improve the well-being of those who serve our country, we are dedicated to our veterans and wounded warriors who are transitioning back into civilian life,” said Thomas Carrato, president, Health Net Federal Services. “With their intimate knowledge of the military culture, and their work ethics of leadership, teamwork and dedication to the mission, hiring those who have served is not only the right thing to do, it is strategically good for business.” “Able Force is proud to work with Health Net on this very important project,” said Richard Salem, chairman and CEO of Able Force. “We know firsthand that people with disabilities, including our wounded warriors, represent a talented, skilled and greatly untapped resource that can provide tremendous benefit to employers and our nation's economy.” Able Force is part of the AbilityOne program, the federal initiative to help those who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment. Health Net Federal Services is proud to work with Able Force and participate in the AbilityOne program, as federal government agencies have increasingly required such participation from potential contractors during the government contracts bid process. Health Net Federal Services’ partnership with Able Force aligns with its own Veteran and Military Spouse Employment initiative, a plan to recruit, hire, train and retain veterans and military spouses in Health Net’s workforce. In addition, Health Net Federal Services participates in the following programs:
- The 10,000 Strong veterans hiring initiative launched this year by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti;
- Joining Forces, the White House’s comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to ensure veterans, service members and military families have the opportunities, resources and support they have earned; and
- Hero Health Hire, a coalition of health care companies dedicated to offering meaningful employment opportunities to the nation’s disabled veterans and providing the support they need to succeed.