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Army, North Carolina business enter partnership to guarantee veterans job interviews

By DREW BROOKS | The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. (Tribune News Service) | Published: June 9, 2018

A Raleigh, North Carolina, business is the latest in a growing list of companies and public agencies that have pledged to provide a clearer path for veterans to find employment after their military service.

Northwestern Mutual-Raleigh signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. Army on Thursday. The agreement means that Northwestern Mutual-Raleigh will guarantee soldiers a job interview and possible employment after they leave active duty.

The agreement is part of the Army’s Partnership for Youth Success, or PaYS, program. To date, the PaYS program has hundreds of participants, including several in North Carolina.

“This partnership is an exciting opportunity for both transitioning military as well as Northwestern Mutual – here locally in NC as well as nationwide,” said Lyndsey Stainback, chief recruiting officer for Northwestern Mutual-Raleigh. “Our recruiting team is dedicated to this partnership to not only serve as a resource to those transitioning out of the military to the workforce but also open the door to a potential career with Northwestern Mutual.”

Stainback praised veterans for their ethics, dedication, loyalty, strong work principles and proven leadership and said those traits are key components to a successful career in financial services.

A spokesman for the Raleigh Recruiting Battalion, Shane Hutchinson, said the partnership brings together two organizations that have “spent hundreds of years serving the financial and constitutional well-being of the public.”

The PaYS program began in 2000 as an enlistment incentive for active-duty troops and was later expanded to include Army Reserve soldiers.

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