NEW THIS WEEK …
Boeing partnership will allow successful Veteran Networking & Hiring Events to continue in 2017
Each JBLM quarterly event puts nearly 300 transitioning service members in touch with 80 employers & training organizations
TACOMA, WA (January 30, 2017) – In support of 3,800 service members transitioning to civilian life in the region each year, The Boeing Company will present $95,000 to Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region at the organization’s JBLM February 1st Networking and Hiring Event. Boeing’s support of Goodwill’s Veteran Services and this extremely successful networking program will ensure this highly effective touch point for civilian employment continues in 2017.
The February 1st edition of these quarterly networking and hiring events will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center / 8085 Nco Beach Rd, Fort Lewis, WA 98433 (take I-5 41st Division Drive Exit onto North Fort towards American Lake).
More than 300 transitioning servicemen, family members and area veterans are expected to attend in order to network with more than 70 employers and 14 Veteran service and training organizations in the region. In addition to providing access to multi-state private sector and government employers, the event will feature access to Goodwill Veteran Services staff for on-the-spot resume review and critique, and additional training and job placement services. Other Veterans support organizations will also feature support services, including Camo2Commerce, the Transition Assistance Program, the Washington National Guard, and Fastport.
“This grant from the Boeing Company is vital to the continuation of Goodwill’s Operation: GoodJobs and other veteran services that support about 1,600 servicemen, veterans and family members each year,” said C.W. Herchold, Chairman of the Board for Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region. “These services are critical to the transition of military personnel into our region’s civilian workforce.”
Goodwill’s Veteran’s Services (Military to Civilian) Program is in its 5th year of operation, helping transitioning servicemen, veterans and their family members with civilian job training and placement services. The program – serving military and veteran families with the tools they need to succeed in the workplace – receives critical support from Boeing, the Schultz Family Foundation, and Wells Fargo along with founding support from the Walmart Foundation.
On an ongoing basis, Joint Base Lewis McCord (JBLM) out-processes approximately 6,500 servicemen and families a year, with 3,800 remaining in Washington and needing local employment
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