In 1965, I enlisted in the United States Navy, and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. I was fortunate enough to make it home.
The G.I. Bill allowed me the opportunity to further my education. While working full-time and starting a family, I obtained my A.A. in General Studies and a B.S. in Business Administration.
My ten years at the Oregon State Employment Department led me to start my own business, S. Brooks and Associates, Inc., a placement and recruiting agency.
While S. Brooks and Associates, Inc. dba Brooks Staffing has always been a veteran-owned business, last week, we received an official status: certified Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). VOSBs can qualify for Veterans Affairs set-aside business opportunities. The certification enables us to electronically post information about our business enterprise to inform government and corporate buyers about our capacity and capability to perform Federal requirements. It enables buyers to quickly locate veterans in business and place their businesses on original source lists.
We obtained the VOSB designation after a verification was conducted by the Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE). The verification process was conducted by a Veterans Affairs evaluator, and included a detailed review of our business’ ownership, management, operation, and our ability to run a successful enterprise.
We thank the Veterans Affairs for its diligence and to its recognition of the service of veterans.
To all of the other veterans, thank you for your service. Please allow Brooks to assist you with your employment services.
Samuel Brooks, Chief Executive Officer