October 09, 2015

This week, Service King representatives had the privilege of visiting Washington D.C. for the inaugural Veterans Initiative Summit. The two-day event held Oct. 7-8 and hosted by Blackstone, The Carlyle Group, KKR and TPG, aimed to promote the hiring of American veterans across private equity holding companies.

Service King's Armando Soto, senior director of recruiting and Lakeitria Luter, strategic recruiting manager, were on-site for both days of the summit where the pair collaborated with influencers from leading U.S. businesses. Meanwhile, they also had the opportunity to promote Service King's very own Mission 2 Hire initiative, a pledge by the company to recruit and hire 500 U.S. military veterans and family members over the course of the next five years.

"It was an honor to represent Service King at the Veterans Initiative Summit in Washington," said Soto. "The unity for this great cause of Veteran Hiring by Blackstone, The Carlyle Group, KKR and TPG will change the lives of many Veterans today and the years to come. I am proud to work for Service King, a company that supports initiatives that changes people's lives."

In addition to round tables to discuss best practices in attracting veterans while also hearing from prominent guest speakers including First Lady Michelle Obama and Senator John McCain.

Service King's Mission 2 Hire initiative launched in May, and already the campaign has resulted in the hiring of 40 veterans in various positions across the organization.

Veterans interested in opportunities with Service King through the Mission 2 Hire initiative are encouraged to visit www.Mission2Hire.careers. There, candidates will find information on Service King and the various positions immediately available for consideration.

Service King, a Blackstone portfolio company, operates more than 250 locations in 23 states across the country, and was named this year as the No. 1 Best Place to Work by each the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journal.

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