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Aug. 2, 2019

Commentary: Volunteers needed to make a difference through WRP recruiting

Volunteers are needed to conduct interviews for the annual Workforce Recruitment Program that places prescreened college students and recent graduates with disabilities in 14-week internships at federal agencies.

July 22, 2019

DLA sweeps DoD Workforce Recruitment Program Awards

The Defense Logistics Agency proved its commitment to employing people with disabilities by dominating the Defense Department’s 2019 Workforce Recruitment Program Awards in a July 18 ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia. The agency placed in all four categories for the first time and was named WRP Component of the Year for the second year. 

March 14, 2019

WRP gives agency 64 chances to hire college students, recent grads

The Defense Logistics Agency has 64 openings in this year’s Workforce Recruitment Program. For managers, that’s 64 opportunities to test a prospective employee before hiring them.

March 5, 2019

Troop Support Indo-Pacific employee thrives in career despite disability

As a college student with a learning disability, visits to the university’s Learning Assistance Center were a part of the routine for Allison Higashi, a contracting specialist with the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Indo-Pacific. It was a spring day in 2009 at the University of Hawaii when an unexpected visitor, presented a unique opportunity that would change her life.

Oct. 26, 2018

Participants show the value of the Workforce Recruitment Program in mid-career.

Participants show the value of the Workforce Recruitment Program in mid-career.

Oct. 4, 2018

Annual DoD award honors DLA’s commitment to individuals with disabilities

The Defense Logistics Agency is the Department of Defense’s best mid-sized component among employers of individuals with disabilities for 2018.

Aug. 2, 2018

DLA employees earn DoD Workforce Recruitment Program awards

Two Defense Logistics Agency employees were recognized during a Department of Defense Workforce Recruitment Program Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia, July 26.

July 12, 2018

WRP employees meet with Troop Support commander

Employees hired through the Workforce Recruitment Program learned that “trust, discipline and commitment” were three things that the commander of the DLA Troop Support found vital to his success when they met with him July 10 in Philadelphia.

Feb. 15, 2018

WRP gives supervisors pool of qualified candidates to fill workforce gaps, build stronger teams

Of the 1,010 WRP interns the agency has temporarily hired since 1995, 128 have been permanently hired through the noncompetitive “Schedule A” authority or the agency’s Pathways to Career Excellence Program, a two-year program designed to train entry-level personnel for subsequent advancement.

Jan. 24, 2018

Session raises awareness of recruitment program’s benefits

Defense Logistics Agency Equal Employment Office officials hosted an information session at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Jan. 18 for managers and supervisors eager to learn more about the Workforce Recruitment Program.