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Domtar Becomes a U.S. Army PaYS Partner

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Julian Milligan (left) presents Paper Excellence Group Paper & Packaging President Steve Henry with a plaque commemorating Domtar becoming a U.S. Army PaYS partner.

We’re proud to announce we recently became a U.S. Army PaYS partner. The Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) program provides job opportunities for veterans after their military service ends.

As a PaYS partner, we are committed to guaranteeing job interviews for veterans in the program whose skillsets match our job openings. If a veteran’s skillset matches a job opening at one of our U.S. locations, they’ll be guaranteed an interview. If they are chosen to advance, they would then progress through our normal hiring process.

Paper & Packaging President Steve Henry and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Julian Milligan formalized our PaYS partner agreement with their signatures at an event at our Fort Mill, South Carolina, offices.

Employees, veterans and Fort Mill Mayor Guynn Savage helped mark the occasion, which also featured a special recognition of our employee veterans.

“Having a direct connection to such a large and diverse talent base through the PaYS program is going to provide us with a pipeline of highly skilled candidates to help build our workforce,” Henry says. “More importantly, our becoming a PaYS partner reinforces our ongoing commitment to supporting our military veterans and the communities where our employees live and work.”

Milligan says the PaYS program shows that the Army isn’t just about going to war. Instead, it’s proof that “we are investing in our sons and daughters while preparing for the future. We strive to set standards for strength, innovating and being resilient in building exceptional teams, ready to win in increasingly complex environments.”

“We recognize the unique skills and invaluable life experiences that veterans can bring to the workforce,” says Eric Haggard, Paper Excellence Group’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion. “We’re eager to speak to them about possible employment at our manufacturing sites or corporate offices.”

At the event, we also presented the Veterans Bridge Home with a $5,000 donation to connect veterans with tools and resources for transitioning to civilian life. Additionally, Marlboro Mill Manager Allan Bohn announced the creation of a veterans-focused business resource group for our employees.