DOL grant to help veterans into the workforce system
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The Texas Workforce Commission and the State of Texas Soldier Employment Initiative created a partnership with Texas Veterans Commission as part of a $750,000 U.S. Department of Labor funded project to help U.S. Army veterans find employment.
According to TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar, Texas is home to 450,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
As part of the initiative, TWC and TVC representatives will work with military, community and employer organizations, including the Army Career, Alumni Program and the Transitional Assistance Program to identify areas in need for veteran employment services. STSEI staff will also create a computer database service that will evaluate a soldiers education and work experience for civilian employers.
STSEI representatives will be located in four workforce areas: Fort Hood in Killeen, Fort Bliss in El Paso, Camp Mabry in Austin and Ellington Air Field in Houston.
STSEI will also extend their services to other military branches such as the Texas Army National Guard, Army Reserve and retired veterans.
Texas was one out of four states chosen for this project due to its high population of Army veterans with Georgia, Illinois and North Carolina also being selected.
For more information about veteran services, visit Vets. Texasworkforce.org.