April 2013 - Vol4 Issue 4


Get TRAINING for the Veteran You Hire

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As the United States removes its troops from various campaigns around the world, communities and businesses look for ways to help these returning Veterans transition to jobs in the civilian workforce. One incentive through the Texas Workforce Commission is Skills for Veterans which offers an efficient way for employers that hire returning Veterans reduce training costs.

Over $1 million has been dedicated to enhance the skills sets of Veterans, especially post 9/11
veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn or Operation Enduring

Private businesses and private, non-profit hospitals may apply for funds to cover training courses offered by local community and technical colleges and the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to upgrade skills of veterans hired within three months of the application date. Up to $1,450 can be used in a 12-month period to cover tuition and fees for courses, including on-line courses, offered by public community or technical colleges such as Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT), Lamar State College Port Arthur and Lamar State College Orange.

Contact your local Business Solutions Consultants Myrna Harris or Ira McNeil at 409-719-4750 to get started or for more details on how hiring veterans can work for your company and your community!


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