eBizDocs Team Member to Participate in 16-Mile Veterans Walking for Homeless Veterans Event with the Albany Housing Coalition, Inc.

Menands, NY – eBizDocs is proud to sponsor one of its valued employees, Josh Petteys, as he participates in the Veterans Walking for Homeless Veterans and 6th Annual Motorcycle Run on behalf of the Albany Housing Coalition, Inc. on Saturday, July 20th, 2013.  Josh will make the 16-mile walk from Schenectady to the Veterans Home in downtown Albany while carrying a 50-lb rucksack to help to raise awareness of the continuing issue of homelessness within the veterans’ community and to support the work done by the Albany Housing Coalition on their behalf.

Like the over 12,700 veterans of recent conflicts that have become homeless after returning home from duty, Josh, who repaired Blackhawk helicopters for the Army while deployed in Iraq, was unable to find steady employment that would provide him with a living wage.  Without an adequate income, he could not afford a safe place to live, and joined the hundreds of veterans who have received support through the programs run by the Albany Housing Coalition, including housing and job placement assistance.

Everything changed when Jason Goman, Employment Specialist for the Albany Housing Coalition Inc.’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, referred him to eBizDocs.  Josh became a valuable member of the eBizDocs quality assurance team in April, 2013, has become a mentor to others as part of the Coalition’s peer support program, and will be moving into his own apartment in August.

It has been amazing to watch the veterans that I have placed at eBizDocs.  They thrive in the workplace and we have had good retention rates. We have placed veterans with eBizDocs for several years now and in our experience this is a company that goes out of its way to support and retain its employees. One Veteran in particular struggled for many months to find meaningful employment.  Now at eBizDocs, he is excited about the job, and sees a future ahead of him.

His experience is one example of the eBizDocs management team’s commitment to providing a living wage and a great work environment for their workforce.

Jason Goman, Albany Housing Coalition

It is an honor and a privilege to work beside Josh and all of the eBizDocs team members who have served to protect our country and now work hard for eBizDocs’ success as well.  eBizDocs is proud to sponsor Josh and this event, and to support the veterans who have given so much to protect our country.

For more information on the Albany Housing Coalition or the Walking for Homeless Veterans Event, please contact Jason Goman at:  j.goman@ahcvets.org or visit their website at:  www.ahcvets.org

About eBizDocs:  eBizDocs is an award-winning provider of sustainable business solutions including enterprise content management and workflow solutions, document imaging and intelligent data capture services and scanner sales for private and public businesses across the Northeast. A preferred vendor for NYS for over 10 years, eBizDocs continues to deliver on its mission to provide top-quality services to its customers at an affordable price while supporting a vital community environment and offering meaningful employment for individuals with a wide variety of strengths and abilities that are often overlooked by other employers.  For more information about eBizDocs, contact Deb at: marketing@e-bizdocs.com or call: 518-456-1011.

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