Contact: Walter Recher
Tel: (845) 531-2359
Job Readiness Program To Prepare Veterans for Employment
A group of veterans, career development professionals, employers, educators and local government leaders have come together to address the growing needs of veterans who are either unemployed or underemployed in the greater Putnam County area.
On Wednesday, May 21st, the Veterans Job Readiness Workshop and Seminar will be offered at the Paladin Center in Carmel, N.Y. This free full-day program was designed by and for veterans, to provide expert advice and guidance on how to develop the knowledge and skills they will need to join today’s workforce.
This program will include presentations and workshops featuring veterans who have been successful in transitioning from serving their country to working in the private sector, and includes resume writing, interviewing, social media, and career transitioning guidance. Veterans who attend will be provided with opportunities to edit or develop their resumes, and will learn how to apply the skills and experience they gained while serving our country to jobs that require these skills.
“Veterans need to be prepared to enter the workplace” said Karl Rohde, Putnam County Director of Veterans Services. “It can be a daunting experience to walk into an interview even if you commanded a combat platoon while in the military. It is our hope that with this workshop we can arm Veterans with the skills they need to succeed outside of military service. Why? Because those who have served deserve the best we can give them.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 600,000 American Veterans that remain unemployed, and there are millions more who are either underemployed, or have given up searching for work.
“As we continue our slow climb back to full employment, our veterans continue to struggle to find work after they have returned from serving our country” said MaryEllen Odell, Putnam County Executive. “The skills and experience they have acquired are actually in demand from today’s employers, as they look to hire people who possess the qualities our veterans can bring to the workforce. This event is designed to help our area veterans realize their potential and start their transition into jobs working in the private sector.”
For information, or to register for the Veterans Job Readiness Workshop and Seminar, visit http://www.putnamcountyny.gov/Veterans-Job-Readiness-Workshop/ or call (845) 808-1021.