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. 

more information can be found here, https://www.esgr.mil/About-ESGR/Contact/Local-State-Pages/Vermont

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Chair
Charles Martin
Office: (802)-338-4187

ESGR Feature Story

| June 26, 2020

The Vermont Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (VTESGR) announces the launch of their formal search for their next ESGR State Chair.
ESGR, a Department of Defense organization, 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. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and leadership to the civilian workforce.
The State Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position and carries a three-year term (renewable once.) Most importantly, the VT ESGR State Chair’s role is to provide the leadership and vision for a small but dedicated team of volunteers reaching across Vermont in carrying out the mission. Vermont ESGR enjoys a moderate but meaningful events calendar, while undertaking critical employer and military outreach activities. The Chair translates direction from the national ESGR headquarters into a Vermont message, best suited to our demographics and our many close relationships with the Vermont National Guard, the Reserves of the various Armed Forces in Vermont, the Vermont Department of Labor, US DOL-VETS, the US SBA, and the many Human Resources Professionals around the state. Our continuing challenge is to expand our volunteer reach to the four corners of the state. A candidate should expect to dedicate an average of 4 hours a week in fulfilling their ESGR role. We are seeking someone who is innovative, engaging, and dedicated to our mission. Women, people of color, other minorities, and semi-retired or fully-retired candidates are encouraged to apply for the position. Prior service in the military is not required, but may facilitate understanding of the role. The search will close on September 1, 2020.
Anyone interested in learning more about Vermont ESGR and the Chair position should contact Ms. Linda Fowler at: linda.fowler10.ctr@mail.mil or 802-338-4187.

ESP Story...
As our economy begins to reopen, many employers are rehiring or hiring new employees. Be sure to let us know if you need help with a search or your resume. And watch the job ads, whether online or in local papers. Need a warm handoff? Contact Dave Wheel at dwheel@interactivegov.com.
Check the jobs listings on our ESP Jobs FaceBook page: 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. You can also check the jobs listed at www.vermontjoblink.co (many pulled from Indeed.).
Now for the not so great news – the National Guard will end the Employment Support Program on 30 Aug 20. If you haven’t already done so, please contact Vermont Department of Labor staff who will assist you in finding a job. Go to: labor.vermont.gov and find your local Career Resource Center. You can see the listing and your closest center at: https://labor.vermont.gov/workforce-development/find-your-local-career-resource-center. You may also contact the VT Guard Hotline at: 1-888-607-8773.