The newly launched, not-for-profit organization Vets2Set makes it simple to find PAs
throughout the United States using a zip code search. Veterans bring
discipline, skill, and team spirit to any project, and employers gain the
satisfaction of knowing they have provided an honest day’s work for someone who
has sacrificed for others.
More than 300,000 veterans are unemployed. Tragically, 22
veterans commit suicide every day. With little effort on the employer’s part, a
veteran can be helped in transition into civilian life.
The goal of Vets2Set
is to make it easy to bring two veterans to every set. The organization
operates a proprietary database providing contact details for available
veterans and a list of their special skills and interests. Production companies
hire and pay the veteran the same way they would any PA, without an impact on
budget. Neither the veteran nor the production company pays to be enrolled in
the database, which is supported solely by donations.
Sign up now at vets2set.org
and join the growing list of production companies and other media organizations
finding skilled employees who have earned an opportunity members of the AICP
can provide them.
Created through the inspiration of David Cohen and Peter
Friedman, who bring decades of experience in the production and advertising
industries, Vets2Set is growing with
the expertise in veteran employment affairs provided by retired Col. Maureen
Weigl. The organization will celebrate its formal launch in New York City on
November 6, hosted by Samsung USA.
Director Chris Riess with Air Force veteran Nelson Martinez working
together on a USAA shoot