Veterans

CEAC Veterans Committee Report

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) is now accepting nominations for the 2024 CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year Awards. The awards recognize employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans in hiring and promotion, as well as through employee retention efforts, ongoing training, and benefits.

Eligibility is limited to California employers who are following compliance with all national, state, and local laws, and who are in good standing with the State of California. Individuals, agencies, or organizations are encouraged to submit a nomination with the signed permission of the nominated employer. Employers may also nominate themselves.

Employer winners will be notified April 2024.

Ceremony Information

The in-person ceremony will take place in May. The winners will be notified by email and honored at the Delta Hotels Santa Clara Silicon Valley.

Nomination Form

Complete the 2024 CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year Nomination Form (PDF) to nominate an employer. Completed nomination forms must be received by email no later than, Friday, March 15, 2024.

Additional Information

SMALL BUSINESS PRIVATE

Winner

National Veterans Foundation- Los Angeles, CA
Nominated by David Uyematsu, Local Veteran Employment Representative

PRIVATE LARGE BUSINESS

Winner

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) – Lathrop, CA
Nominated by Felicia Romo, Local Veteran Employment Representative

GOVERNMENT / PUBLIC SECTOR

Winner

United States Postal Service (USPS) District 1 – San Francisco, CA
Nominated by Raymond Creech, Local Veteran Employment Representative

PRIVATE SMALL BUSINESS

Winner

California Veterans Assistance Foundation – Bakersfield, CA
Nominated by: Richard Baca, LVER – EDD Bakersfield, CA

PRIVATE LARGE BUSINESS

Winner

Joby Aviation, Inc. – Santa Cruz, CA
Nominated by: Raymond Creech, LVER- EDD Salinas, CA

Winner

JVS SoCal – Los Angeles, CA
Nominated by: Vanessa Lopez, LVER – EDD San Gabriel Valley, CA

Winner

United Parcel Service UPS – Ceres, CA
Nominated by: Felicia Romo, LVER – EDD Modesto, CA

GOVERNMENT / PUBLIC SECTOR

Winner

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) – Sacramento, CA
Nominated by: Dennis Pearson, LVER – EDD Sacramento, CA