WINESECRETS ACTIVELY SEEKS US VETERANS TO GROW ITS BUSINESS. VETERANS PROGRAM MAY RESULT IN LONG-TERM EMPLOYMENT WITH WINESECRETS OR PLACEMENT WITH WINERIES OR OTHER WINE INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS
Winesecrets has been awarded the Veteran Employer of the Year Award by the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) in the Small Private Business category. The CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year award recognizes employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans in hiring and promotion, as well as through retention efforts, ongoing training, and benefits. Winesecrets earned the award for its recruitment efforts, training and successful placement of veterans in Sonoma County.
Winesecrets works closely with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) to identify veterans for potential hire. The company recognizes that veterans arrive with an outstanding skill set, including technical and computer literacy, mechanical aptitude and motivation to excel at blue-collar jobs. As over 35% of the Winesecrets workforce are veterans, the company provides an environment that accepts and embraces vets. The Winesecrets Veteran Employment Program includes the following processes:
- The Local Veteran Employment Representative of the CA EDD selects veterans for potential placement at Winesecrets.
- Veterans are given credit for their experience in the military, not just civilian employment history.
- Veterans are hired into Winesecrets as entry-level employees. Over the first year, they are trained in all aspects of cellar operations including:
- Truck loading and unloading
- Winery Sanitation
- Racking and blending wines
- Membrane processes including RO, Ultrafiltration, Electrodialysis and Crossflow Filtration
- Centrifuge operation
- After one year, Veterans are retained as needed or allowed to seek employment with area wineries. Those Veterans who leave the program are given full support of Winesecrets. The company utilizes its extensive industry contacts to place veterans in the most suitable positions available. Wineries receive unique skills from the program. Not only are vets trained in basic cellar operations, but they are also skilled in the technology of winemaking. Along with the Winesecrets training, veterans arrive on the job site with keen troubleshooting skills and the ability to deliver under pressure.