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Code Platoon Receives Robert Half Grant

CHICAGO- Code Platoon, a Chicago-based nonprofit that transforms Veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive coding Bootcamp, has received a grant from Robert Half International for the amount of $2,500. This grant will not only help provide ongoing support to the mission of transforming Veterans and military spouses into full-stack developers but marks the start of unified partnership to combat Veteran unemployment. 

“Through Robert Half’s Veterans Initiative, we share Code Platoon’s dedication to assisting Veterans and their spouses as they transition into the civilian workforce. We are proud to support Code Platoon’s efforts as a community partner,” stated Danielle Rivera, Employee Communications Specialist at Robert Half. 

Founded in 1948 by Bob and Maxine Half, Robert Half is a professional staffing firm with over 325 offices across the United States. This award winning firm has been dedicated to not only finding careers that fit job-seeking individuals but places that they will be happy to work with. This mission is extended to the Veterans and military spouse community through their Veterans Initiative, helping Veterans transition into the civilian workforce through support of organizations such as Code Platoon. 

“This grant reflects the shared goal of helping Veterans and military spouses,” says Alicia Boddy, Code Platoon’s Chief Operations and Development Officer. “Being able to partner with other organizations that recognize and value the potential that our Veterans and military spouses have in the workforce is always rewarding, but the work that the folks at Robert Half put in goes beyond what other staffing agencies do.”

Robert Half is committed to providing career resources to Veterans and military spouses, helping them identify civilian career opportunities where their military experience, technical and soft skills will be understood and valued. The hiring firm also takes the time to train their own employees how to translate the specialized skills and experiences that Veterans hold into a way that civilian employers can appreciate. With the combined efforts of Robert Half and Code Platoon, the job outlook for Veterans and military spouses is that much brighter.

About Robert Half

Since 1948, Robert half has built itself into a $5 billion dollar professional staffing service company. For over 70 years they have been helping both the employer find top talent and job seekers fulfilling employment opportunities. Through its services, Robert half is dedicated to promoting overall happiness in the workplace. Recently Rober Half has been named No. 1 on Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms and placed fourth on the list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. The company also was named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

About Code Platoon

Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps Veterans and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. For 14 weeks the students are immersed in learning the full web development stack, including Python, Django, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. No previous programming skills are required. After completing the program the Veteran or military spouse will be hireable as a junior full-stack web developer and eligible for an internship.

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