Marco’s Pizza Veteran Recruitment Program

. July 1, 2016.
Marcos_Pizza

Noting the number of military veteran franchisees in its growing system of 700 stores, Marco’s Pizza formalized a veteran recruitment arm, hiring 20-year Army veteran Scott Quagliata to oversee the program.

In the newly created role of Vice President of Veterans’ Program and Recruiting, Quagliata is tasked with attracting military veterans into the Marco’s Pizza franchise system and helping them to thrive. The company noted the  success of veterans, such as Joe Walker, named Top Marco’s Franchisee last year.   After four years serving on active duty, including tours in Iraq, Walker joined Marco’s Pizza just five years ago and already owns 16 locations, with an additional four locations in various stages of development. Because of stories like Walker’s, Marco’s Pizza bought Quagliata on board to develop a veteran recruitment arm.

As part of his new role, Quagliata will establish an apprenticeship program to create paths to business ownership for those who may not have the means to become owners through traditional channels, offering comprehensive training, mentorship and financing to qualified candidates.

“Having transitioned from the military myself, I understand how to help our veterans enter the civilian workforce,” said Quagliata. “The upcoming apprenticeship program is a phenomenal vehicle to help them do that.”

Trending

MSTORYTELLING: Visiting Gigi’s house

  A first time grandma reflects on the changes a baby brings to holiday family gatherings  By Lisa Alleman Thanksgiving 2018.  We gather around my dining room table to eat our turkey dinner with urgency. Unlike other years, the turkey is not the main event. My daughter, who is 5 months pregnant with our first

Thanksgiving Day Roundup 2020: All the Good Eats, None of the Hassle

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash We all know that cooking your own Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit stressful at times. Luckily, there are other options for both dine-in and pick-up if you want to skip the laborious work and relax with your family and friends. We’ve put together a list of some of

Quarantined and Disconnected: COVID-19’s effects on those with disabilities

Senior citizens and others with conditions that render them especially susceptible to COVID-19 aren’t just struggling because of the potential for contracting the virus — the isolation from months of lost social interaction has been devastating for many. Assisted living facilities, highly regulated, controlled environments when it comes to social isolation, finally allowed visitation with

HELPING OLDER ADULTS AVOID ISOLATION AND LONELINESS 

As winter sets in, isolation increases for older adults, but there are ways to limit loneliness.  In a year that has been defined by isolation, loneliness may increase in the next few months as flu season, cold weather and a possible uptick in COVID-19 become the norm.  It seems likely that many holiday activities will