Hiring Veterans Is A Top Priority

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. December 4, 2012SHINE Systems & Technologies (SHINE), a leading intelligence analytics, identity intelligence, technology integration, and consulting firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been awarded Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program certification for its commitment to hiring and retaining veterans. Jeff Thomas, SHINE founder and president, accepted the V3 Bronze Certification award in Lexington, Virginia on December 4, 2012.  Presenting the certification was Joe Barto, Founder and President of TMG, Inc., Paul Galanti, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, and Bill Janis, Former Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Services.

The Virginia Values Veterans Program is a Department of Veterans Services initiative encouraging Virginia businesses to hire and retain veterans.  The program, part of Governor Bob McDonnell’s comprehensive plan to make Virginia the most veteran-friendly state in the nation, is designed to accelerate Virginia’s economic recovery and reduce veteran unemployment.  Each V3-certified business commits to hiring a specified number of veterans and provides essential training to help these new employees learn and maintain the skills needed to succeed in their civilian jobs.  The V3 initiative is an excellent match for SHINE’s core values of stewardship, integrity, and vision and the company has exceeded, by over thirty percent, its veteran hiring target for the year.

Jeff Thomas emphasized the importance of hiring veterans.  “SHINE Systems is proud to support our veterans and we are already working to achieve Silver Certification in 2013 as we continue to make hiring veterans a priority. These are people with strong work ethics and terrific abilities who deserve the chance to make their mark in the private sector.”


SHINE Systems & Technologies (SHINE) is an innovative SBA certified HUBZone small business headquartered in Charlottesville, VA with expertise in intelligence analytics, identity intelligence, technology integration and consulting servicesWe bring to our customers comprehensive capabilities across many industries and business functions, as well as federal, state and local government. Merging our industry knowledge, service, and product expertise with ground-breaking technology capabilities, we identify trends and develop solutions for our clients. Please visit us at www.shinesystech.com