Kevin Griffin is President and CEO of AVANT Group, LLC in Durham, NC. AVANT is a full service staffing solutions company based in Durham, serving the Triangle and Triad. AVANT is a certified Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) showing its focus on sustainability and making decisions based on what is good for the community, the environment and the company. These steps embody Kevin’s belief that business can be a force for good.
At AVANT, Kevin Griffin’s community endeavors include working with the Durham Living Wage Project, Dress for Success, Hiring our Heroes and Step Up Ministries in an effort to provide job skills training and employment opportunities to the community. AVANT focus on non-traditional recruitment to help people find work.
In 2015, AVANT became a founding member of the Durham Living Wage Project which supports and encourages the awareness and adoption of providing living wages for employees throughout the region.
AVANT offers an internship program with Dress for Success where people are able to work at AVANT from two weeks to two months. AVANT provides resume reviews, interviews, and offers an actual work environment providing structured expectations and feedback on performance. This allows each intern to have real work experience from an employer that can provide an accurate reference, helping people gain the skills and confidence needed to successfully reenter the workforce.
With Step Up ministries AVANT provides job seekers with resume development, interview skills, mock interviews with feedback and information and tips for transitioning careers.
With Hiring our Heroes, AVANT focuses on helping veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
AVANT is also involved with the Achievement Academy of Durham. The Achievement Academy of Durham teaches and supports adults who have dropped out of school, helping to reconnect them to the opportunities an education provides.
Kevin Griffin is a North Carolina native who currently resides in Durham. Born in Burlington in 1971 he has lived in the North Carolina towns of Lexington, Rural Hall, Pfafftown, High-Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem. In 1989, Griffin graduated from Forsyth Country Day School. Griffin is the son of John and Betty Griffin, who not only were teachers, but owned and operated many family businesses. Kevin has a son who is a sophomore in high school. Kevin and his son enjoy playing soccer, hiking at Hanging Rock State Park and competing against each other in video games. They have a two year old boxer named Ginny who they adopted through the Durham County Animal Shelter.
Kevin Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management, both from University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Kevin Griffin holds certification from the Independent Staffing Forum Leadership Development Program.
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