Core Civic partners with Army to make sure soldiers find jobs

Damon Hininger, CEO of Core Civic (Photo: WKRN)
Damon Hininger, CEO of Core Civic (Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville company is partnering with the U.S. Army to make sure former soldiers have a better chance of finding a job when they leave the service.

Core Civic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, is joining the Army’s Partnership for Youth Services program.

The company made the announcement at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Damon Hininger, CEO of Core Civic (Photo: WKRN)
Damon Hininger, CEO of Core Civic (Photo: WKRN)

The program makes sure each soldier gets a job interview with one of the army’s partners after they leave the ranks.

“Core Civic has been here in Nashville for 30-plus years, and we have a proud history of going back to the founding of the company, working with the military for individuals that are looking for employment that really maybe resonates with them for the work that they do, but also syncs well with the experience they’ve had in the military,” said CEO Damon Hininger.

Other area partners working to employ veterans include Tennessee Valley Association, Eastman Chemical, Kentucky State police and the Knoxville Police Department.