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  • Older Veterans seeking employment can get help at free Oct. 8 workshop

    Oct 01, 2013 | Read More News
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    Older military Veterans seeking employment are encouraged to attend a free workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, 2801 E. Ajo Way, for assistance with the issues they face.

    Kino Veterans' Workforce CenterThe workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m.

    In the afternoon, Veterans can participate in a computer assessment about how skills learned or developed in military service transfer to civilian career choices.

    To sign up or obtain more information, please call (520) 740-4646 or (520) 243-6700.

    Career Exploration for Veterans workshops are held every other Tuesday at the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center. For more information, please visit the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center online.

    Pima County One-Stop Career Center opened the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center last year 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