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  • Free July 15 veterans career workshop to focus on trucking industry

    Jul 07, 2014 | Read More News
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    Two local trucking company representatives will talk about job opportunities and hiring processes at a free veterans career workshop on Tuesday, July 15, at the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, 2801 E. Ajo Way.

    Veterans career workshopRamona Garcia, regional director of admissions at HDS Truck Driving Institute, and Lynda Thomas, owner/operator and contract administrator with DSW Inc., will speak at the workshop, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.

    Click on the flier to go to a printable PDF. To sign up or obtain more information, please call (520) 740-4646 or (520) 243-6700.

    Pima County One-Stop Career Center opened the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center in 2012 to help military veterans find jobs and get training, benefits and support services; and to help employers hire veterans.

    One-Stop’s partners in the Center include the U.S. Departments of Labor, Defense and Veterans Affairs; the Arizona Departments of Veterans Services and Economic Security; Pima Community College; Community Partnership of Southern Arizona and Rally Point; CODAC/Comin’ Home; Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans; Salvation Army; Old Pueblo Community Services; Primavera Foundation; the Arizona Veterans Commission; SER Jobs for Progress; and local employers.

    The Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center offers:
    • Peer support, drop-in and welcome
    • Career counseling and job search assistance
    • Help with resumes, interview and phone techniques
    • Skill and aptitude assessments
    • Computer labs and office equipment
    • Behavioral health services and recovery
    • Occupational skills training
    • Adult education, tutoring and study skills
    • Benefits counseling and claims assistance – education, medical care, disability
    • Assistance with housing and other basic needs during transition to employment
    • Business recruitment and workforce training assistance