Partners

The Pittsburgh Veteran Employer Coalition (PVEC) comprised and led by companies committed to working together to attract veteran talent to Greater Pittsburgh, support the development of veteran hiring and development initiatives, and share best practices to recruit and retain veterans in their companies.

Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Leveraging our deep expertise across industries and business functions, we help organizations shape their vision for the future. We drive innovation to develop and implement differentiated solutions that accelerate growth and increase efficiency — and we may run parts of clients’ businesses on their behalf. Ultimately, we enable clients to maximize their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.
Alcoa
Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, and is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back more than 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since developing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability, and stronger communities wherever we operate. Visit us online on www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.
ATI
ATI is a global manufacturer of technically advanced specialty materials and complex components. With 8,500 employees and more than 30 locations throughout the U.S., Allegheny Technologies is solving the world’s challenges through materials science, including providing military-grade materials and components for the defense sector, as well as serving customers in the aerospace, energy and medical markets. ATI is proud to be a Military Friendly® employer and a member of American Corporate Partners, a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans transition from the military to the civilian workforce.
Carlow University
Carlow University is a small, private, Catholic coeducational university. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the University has a strong commitment to social justice, academic excellence, and student success. It has more than 40 undergraduate and 35 graduate and certificate programs. Within six months of graduation, 97 percent of its graduates are employed or enrolled inan advanced degree program. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s innovation district, it boasts a 12:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio and experiential learning opportunities and internships through regional partnerships. Popular degrees include nursing, education, art, social work, and psychology. Carlow provides transformational learning experiences that empower graduates to become forward-thinking, ethical leaders who give back and make a difference in the world. Carlow’s 13 athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.
CASY
Corporate America Supports You
Corporate America Supports You (CASY) is a nationally recognized non-profit, providing career progression services to veterans, guard, reserve, and military families. The award-winning services have established CASY as one of the most effective and efficient non-profit organizations across the United States.  The services are provided at no cost to military affiliated candidates.
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 14,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.
City of Pittsburgh
On March 18, 1816 Pittsburgh was incorporated as a city by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The City of Pittsburgh is committed to serving residents of the City of Pittsburgh at the highest level through a commitment to collaboration and innovation. The City employs over 3,000 people in over 12 departments, authorities, and bureaus. 
CIVEASE
The mission of CIVEASE is to empower and inspire military veterans and family members to find their ideal civilian career through self-development post military service.
Covestro
We are Covestro. We are curious. We are courageous. We are colorful. We redefine chemical material solutions. Innovation is in our DNA. We change our industry with hightech polymer products. We are driven by the desire to grow. But we are going to do it our way – with smart technologies and products that we are proud of. Products that MAKE our world better. Innovations that benefit our society and the environment. The future will be what we MAKE of it. Together we will MAKE the world a brighter place.
Duquesne Light Company
Duquesne Light Company is committed to more than keeping the lights on; it powers the moments in its customers’ lives. As a next generation energy company, Duquesne Light Company’s nearly 1,500 employees are dedicated to delivering reliable and safe energy to more than a half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.
FedEx Ground
FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is a leader in cost-effective, package ground shipping, offering dependable service to businesses and residential customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Through a network of more than 115,000 employees and 600 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery stations facilities, and 69,000 motorized vehicles operated by 5,400 locally-owned small businesses, FedEx Ground transports 9 million packages daily. FedEx Ground is an integral part of an enterprise that is continually recognized for fostering a positive work environment and has achieved a number of notable accolades, including high rankings on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, Most Admired Companies, and Best Companies for Millennials lists. Other noteworthy recognition includes Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality (Human Rights Campaign Foundation) and Best Companies for Diversity (by both Fortune and Black Enterprise Magazines).
Highmark Health
Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh, PA-based company, is the lead company in an enterprise that employs more than 35,000 people who serve millions of Americans across the country and is the second largest integrated health care delivery and financing network in the nation based on revenue. Highmark Health is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, and HM Health Solutions. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to more than 4.4 million members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware as well as dental insurance, and related health products through a national network of diversified businesses that include United Concordia Companies, and HM Insurance Group. Allegheny Health Network is the parent company of an integrated delivery network that includes eight hospitals, more than 2,300 affiliated physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, a group purchasing organization, and health and wellness pavilions in western Pennsylvania. HM Health Solutions focuses on meeting the information technology platform and other business needs of the Highmark Health enterprise as well as unaffiliated health insurance plans by providing proven business processes, expert knowledge, and integrated cloud-based platforms. 
Koppers
Koppers, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Its products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end-markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries.  With more than 1,800 employees, it serves its customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China and Europe. Koppers is also firmly committed to advancing a Zero Harm culture that places the care and protection of its people, environment and communities above all else. This focused approach empowers employees to ensure safe operations through a heightened awareness of process safety, product safety, environmental stewardship and security. Koppers was established in December 1988 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and became a publicly-traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006.
La Roche University
A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.
Peoples Natural Gas
Peoples Natural Gas is an energy company in Pennsylvania, providing Western Pennsylvania with clean, safe and reliable natural gas for more than 130 years and has a combined workforce of almost 1,300 employees.  Peoples has been a committed partner and leader in the natural gas industry, currently providing reliable energy to more than 700,000 customers.  Our mission of Making Lives Better is redefining the way we serve our customers.  We are committed to being an environmental leader utilizing technology and innovation to create cleaner, more reliable energy sources. Our employees are rewarded with the opportunity for advancement and to gain experience in a variety of interesting roles. Peoples is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons, regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.
Pittsburgh Hires Veterans
Pittsburgh Hires Veterans provides free one-on-one support to transitioning active duty military, veterans of the United States military, National Guard, Reserve, and their spouses in search of employment opportunities.  Not limited based on geography, service era, or discharge status, Pittsburgh Hires Veterans is proud to serve veterans residing in Allegheny and surrounding counties and veterans transitioning to and from the area.  To ensure that veterans and military service members can continue with the next mission in their lives—contributing to society and supporting themselves and their families through gainful employment—Pittsburgh Hires Veterans coaches, mentors, and provides career counseling, vocational assessments and direct connections to local employers with hiring needs so that the veteran is properly positioned to get the best job possible for his/her circumstance. In addition to helping veterans, Pittsburgh Hires Veterans develops valuable relationships with organizations that hire (or want to hire) veterans. To improve outcomes for both employers and veterans, the value of the veteran is emphasized when contacting, educating and convincing employers (public, private and non-profit) to interview and hire veterans. 
PITT OHIO
At PITT OHIO, we believe in value. We have used our legacy Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) service in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions to shape what our company is today. In addition to LTL, we have expanded our reach to include supply chain, small package, and truckload needs across North America. Our family-run business values hard work, respect, commitment and teamwork and our workplace is characterized by the high energy, enthusiasm and effort of our employees who thrive in this positive environment. We are committed to providing our customers with first-rate service, which starts with our employees' commitment and dedication to our enterprise of services. Our "just say yes" attitude for over 35 years and approach to business created a niche for PITT OHIO in the market place and set our company on a path of continuous innovation. PITT OHIO has been consistently recognized as having one of the highest rated safety departments in the industry receiving many awards, including the American Trucking Association's (ATA) President Trophy for operating the safest fleet in the United States. PITT OHIO's successful journey to evolve into a total transportation solutions provider is based on the growth and contributions of our people. As a result, we care about participating in a larger mission to make PITT OHIO the best in the business. The face of our company looks like every employee here. We work together, grow together and share our ideas. We are Customer Driven, People Driven & Quality Driven. At PITT OHIO, you can be sure that "We're Always There For You!"
RAND Corporation
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,950 people from more than 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $345 million. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. Our research is sponsored by government agencies, international organizations, and foundations. We rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.
Robert Morris University
Robert Morris University combines the best of a big research university and a small college. Situated on 230 scenic suburban acres just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, and ranked among the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, RMU offers 80+ graduate and undergraduate programs of study, many of which are offered fully online. Through its Center for Veterans and Military Families, Robert Morris University is committed to providing unrivaled, tailored education, support, and services designed to meet the unique needs of veteran and military students and those closest to them. This commitment includes specialized support staff for administration of VA educational benefits, holistic transition assistance programs, and a dedicated 5,000 square foot location complete with a computer lab, quiet study area, lounge space, and training room. All of Robert Morris University’s undergraduate and masters courses of study are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for funding under the GI Bill® and by the Department of Defense for Federal Tuition Assistance (DOD TA), and Robert Morris University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program without limits allowing students who 100% qualify for Yellow Ribbon to attend RMU tuition and fee free during their period of GI Bill entitlement. Additionally, through the University’s Credit for Life program, individuals enrolled at RMU have the opportunity to receive credit for life, work, and military experience. Qualifying experiences can be applied toward the completion of an RMU degree program saving students valuable time and money. Awards & Recognitions ● Military Friendly – Bronze Rating ● US News & World Report – Best Colleges for Veterans ● Military Times – Rated “Best for Vets” ● College Factual – Top 10% of Colleges for Veterans
S&T Bancorp, Inc.
S&T Bancorp, Inc. is a $7.6 billion financial holding company headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania. S&T trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol STBA. Founded in 1902 with a single location in Indiana, Pennsylvania, S&T has expanded to five regional markets including Southwestern Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), Central Pennsylvania (Harrisburg), Northeast Ohio (Akron), Central Ohio (Columbus) and Upstate New York (Rochester). S&T provides a full range of financial services to individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania and Ohio and has loan production offices in Upstate New York. S&T has always maintained a sincere interest in both its customers and the success of the local community. This interest has helped S&T meet its customers' needs with quality banking services as well as foster the economic vitality of its communities. S&T believes in "Relationship Banking… One Customer at a Time." The bank embraces the notion that each customer - from the local business, to a family, to an individual - has unique needs and individual financial goals. S&T works diligently to establish relationships with customers so that the bank can identify their individual needs and formulate a plan aimed at exceeding their goals. By doing so, S&T earns their trust and their confidence. S&T's mission is to become the financial services provider of choice in the markets that we serve by delivering exceptional service and value… One Customer at a Time.
ServiceLink
ServiceLink is the nation’s premier provider of digital mortgage services to the mortgage and finance industries. ServiceLink leads the way by delivering best-in-class technologies, a full product suite of services and proven experience, built on a foundation of quality, compliance and service excellence. ServiceLink delivers valuation, title and closing, and flood services to mortgage originators; end-to-end subservicing to mortgage servicers; and default valuation, integrated default title services, vendor invoicing and claims audit as well as field services and auction services to mortgage servicers. ServiceLink helps clients in the lending industry and beyond achieve their strategic goals, realize greater efficiencies, and better serve their customers. For more information about ServiceLink, please visit svclnk.com.
The Heinz Endowments
The Heinz Endowments seeks to help our region thrive as a whole and just community, and through that work to model solutions to major national and global challenges. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where we concentrate on advancing a sustainable future for our community and planet, successful learning outcomes for young people and their families, and a culture of engaged creativity for all our citizens. Our work supporting veterans and military families has focused on three primary goals: To change the narrative about veterans, reframing them as assets whose skills and talents are desperately needed by employers and communities; to increase funding for preventative services that help veterans before they fall into crisis; and to streamline the reintegration of military veterans and their families in the region.
United States Steel Corporation
U. S. Steel Corporation (NYSE: USX) is an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe, with an annual raw steelmaking capability of 22 million net tons. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, we manufacture a wide range of value–added steel sheet and tubular products for the automotive, appliance, container. Industrial machinery, construction, and oil and gas industries. U. S. Steel has a vision to be the industry leader in delivering high-quality, value added products and innovative solutions that address our customers’ most challenging steel needs for the future. For more than a century, our name has been synonymous with integrity, a strong work ethic, and a competitive drive for results. From the beginning, our success has been founded on our people, and today we’re more committed than ever to creating work environments that reward talent and serve the wellbeing of our employees.
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Founded in 1963, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is a publicly assisted, four-year, liberal arts college in southwestern Pennsylvania. Pitt-Greensburg offers 29 baccalaureate degree programs, including new majors in Nursing, Healthcare Management, Public Policy, and Education, as well as 26 minors and four certificate programs. With nearly 1,500 students, more than 10,000 alumni, and faculty and staff numbering 260, Pitt-Greensburg provides a vibrant, diverse community that is a dynamic model of a 21st century liberal arts education. The campus, recognized as one of Victory Media’s “Military Friendly Schools,” offers a variety of programs that support veterans, military personnel, and their dependents in the pursuit of their college degrees. As part of the University of Pittsburgh system, Pitt-Greensburg offers the resources of a world-renowned university combined with the individualized and immersive experiences of a small liberal arts college. Creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit permeate the campus and extend into its many collaborative projects with the Westmoreland County community. Nestled in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands, the campus is surrounded by the region’s outdoor recreation venues and rich history. It is a five-minute drive from uptown Greensburg’s coffee shops, restaurants, art museums, theatres and boutiques and less than an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh.
UPMC
A $20 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 87,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 3.5 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.2 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid $587 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is ranked #1 in Pennsylvania and #15 in the nation, and is one of only nine hospitals ranked in the nation’s top 20 of America’s Best Hospitals for 10 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is ranked in the nation’s top 10 of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to UPMC.com.
Veterans Breakfast Club
The mission of the Veterans Breakfast Club is to create communities of listening around veterans and their stories to ensure that this living history will never be forgotten. We believe that through our work, people will be educated, healed, and inspired. 
Veterans Leadership Program
Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) is a nationally-known premier Veteran service organization based in Western Pennsylvania. For nearly 40 years, VLP has focused on empowering Veterans in navigating the transitions from service members to citizens. VLP currently operates nine housing programs ranging from emergency shelter, bridge housing, rapid rehousing, to permanent supportive housing; two employment programs to assist Veterans who are un/underemployed with job placement opportunities; and five supportive service programs that provide emergency financial assistance, benefits assistance, a Veteran caregivers program, Veterans Court justice program, and a wellness program that assists Veterans in combating substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress. In 2019, VLP assisted 3,851 Veterans with essential services throughout 20 counties in Western and Central Pennsylvania.
Waste Management
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects. Join our Waste Management team, the industry leader since 1971. With over 41,000 proud employees, Waste Management has the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry - over 18,000 trucks, and leads in CNG advancement with the largest fleet of class 8 Natural Gas Vehicles in North America. We offer opportunities in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada.
Waynesburg University
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional studies in Southpointe. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
Westminster College
Westminster College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college, known for its collaborative environment, outstanding experiential learning programs and focus on student success.  Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the College was founded in 1852 as the first integrated and unrestricted coeducational college in the country. Westminster was recently ranked #22 in The New York Times’ list of “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream.”