February 1, 2018

Houston, TX – NextOp Veterans is excited to announce that they have expanded to New Orleans, Louisiana. NextOp has partnered with the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO), as both organizations want to increase veteran recruitment and retention in the industries and companies they represent as a chamber of commerce and economic development corporation in the Southeast Louisiana region.

“We are very excited about working with the New Orleans Business Alliance and GNO, Inc. to help our team pipeline more military talent into Louisiana’s top industries. Their partnership is critical in launching our programs in the region and together we hope to show great returns for the community. Our partnership with Bastion is also critical because it enables our Louisiana Regional Manager to co-locate with their staff and serve veterans coming through the innovative programs being provided,” NextOp Executive Director, John Boerstler.

“The expansion of NextOp to Louisiana is extremely significant for two distinct reasons. First, NextOp will be the only organization in Louisiana that focuses on recruiting and successfully placing veterans and military members in rewarding careers. This will immediately have an impact on our State’s veteran and military members by providing them with opportunities and services that were not previously available in Louisiana. Second, companies and organizations in Louisiana want to hire this type of talent, but they currently do not have a strong partner to assist them. NextOp hopes to be that partner by helping them find and hire the right veteran and military talent to fit their needs,” Louisiana Regional Manager, Ben Armstrong.

NextOp Louisiana Launch

Following the first Veteran Transition Workshop in New Orleans, being held on February 01, 2018 from 0930 to 1700, we will be hosting our NextOp Louisiana Launch Party! We ask that Veterans, Corporate Partners, Co-Hosts and supporters join us for complimentary refreshments and to celebrate this new endeavor. This is a great opportunity to meet other veterans, industry professionals seeking military talent, and to connect with organizations assisting with other service members’ post-military transition.

About NextOp Veterans

NextOp provides companies with world-class, skilled veteran candidates and coaches them on how to be effective and highly valued employees. Our successfully transitioned veteran mentors work with our veteran candidates to adjust to their new roles and cultivate the necessary skills to excel in their field of work, increasing satisfaction and reducing turnover for these positions. We serve those who have served so many—our hardworking veterans. For more information on our services, please visit www.nextopvets.org.

About Ben Armstrong

Ben is the Louisiana Regional Manager for NextOp and was named to his current position in October 2017. Ben is an active member of the New Orleans VFW Post 8973. Since 2014 he has served in various leadership roles, supported the Post in their $600,000 renovation of their historic building, and was elected Post Commander in April 2017.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ben Armstrong at 205-305-5161 or email at armstrong@nextopvets.org.