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With Veterans Day coming up Nov. 11, Workforce Solutions for South Texas is preparing an event to assist veterans with the “Hiring Red, White & You” job fair scheduled for Nov. 5.
The event will help veterans find jobs and transition from service live into the civilian workforce. Spouses of veterans are also encouraged to participate.
“Our veterans give their all to serve our country, and we are all indebted to them for their service,” Workforce Solutions for South Texas Executive Director Rogelio G. Treviño said. “We at Workforce Solutions for South Texas are honored to be able to provide this ‘Red, White & You’ hiring event as a token or our appreciation and to help our veterans and their families obtain meaningful, good paying career jobs.”
Workforce Solutions said the ninth annual edition of the event is needed now more than ever due to the pandemic.
The event is also not the only one planned for veterans in the coming weeks as Workforce Solutions has several projects planned to help veterans get the jobs they want. They will assist throughout the hiring process including helping set up online profiles for potential employers to see.
“We have many events lined up including the work preparation classes, Veterans Appreciation Day, and headshot photo sessions at no cost for veterans who need to update their profile picture on their resume or LinkedIn account,” Workforce Solutions for South Texas Project Director Andrea De La Garza, MPA said.
Many people have lost jobs during the pandemic, and veterans have not been immune to the issue. Workforce Solutions hopes to help veterans who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
“We want to prepare and demonstrate our support to veterans and their families by providing quality work preparation and employment opportunities during these uncertain times,” De La Garza said.
Treviño said the events are needed to showcase the skills and talents many veterans possess which can be overshadowed by their service.
“Our veterans return to us after serving our country with a multitude of skills. Veterans are responsible, task-oriented team players,” Treviño said. “Their military training prepared them to be the best they can be, and any employer who hires a veteran is hiring an employee who will be a great asset to their company. We strongly encourage all businesses to take part in our virtual ‘Red, White & You’ hiring event and to employ a person who will help their business to prosper.”
The event will be held on Thursday Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. After that, the event will open for the general public.
Registration can be completed at bit.ly/nov5jobfair. For more information on the event, call Erika Casillas at (956) 794-6500 or email email@example.com.