ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. 

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Charles Martin
Office: (802)-338-4187

ESGR Feature Story

| Dec. 31, 2019

January 2020 Reminders from Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the National Guard Employment Support Program
Freedom Award nomination season has ended! But, if you have never requested a Patriot Award for your employer, you can and probably should still do so to say thanks for the support they provide. This is open to military spouses as well as service members. Go to and click on “Nominate your employer” tab. It only takes 2 minutes to request it online and about a month to get the award in, then we will contact you to set up a presentation.
Known area job fairs in January: None (next known is in March.)
Need help finding a job? If you need to tune up your resume or don’t even know where to start, contact Dave Wheel at or 802-272-5509. We have also created a Facebook page that will display an increasing variety of job opportunities. Go to: “Vermont Employment Support Program” and click on “Groups” and “Job Opportunities.” The available opportunities will increase over time as employers become more knowledgeable of the site.
Vermont ESGR is always looking for new volunteers, especially from the “four corners” of Vermont (St. Albans, Lyndonville, Brattleboro and Bennington.) Most of our readers work a full-time job and then some, but you may know someone who would like to serve a few hours a month. Contact Linda Fowler, full-time Volunteer Support Technician (802-338-4187) or Jerry Manock, VT ESGR Vice Chair (802-355-6169) for more information.
Have an employment-related question, need help finding a job, or need more information about your job protections under Federal law? As always, call us with any employment-related question at 802-338-4187 or 802-338-4190