CPEhr and New Directions Prepare Veterans for Workforce with Free Career Day

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December 5 event in West Los Angeles will help veterans search for, locate and maintain civilian jobs

We wanted to give our veterans an edge and get them more competitive in this tough economy

CPEhr, a California HR Consulting firm, and New Directions, a non-profit providing services to U.S. veterans, will be conducting a joint “Career Day” training event on Friday, December 5. The purpose of the event is to assist veterans search for, locate and maintain a job.

New Directions was founded in 1989 and is housed on the campus of the Veterans Administration in West Los Angeles. Its mission is to empower veterans and to facilitate their successful return to families and society; they have teamed with CPEhr to provide their residents with free training to assist them in finding employment.

“We wanted to give our veterans an edge and get them more competitive in this tough economy,” says Brigitte Slayton, New Direction’s Vocational Program Manager. “Since CPEhr has HR professionals who have worked in many different industries, we felt they were the best choice to give our veterans advice from the employer’s perspective, help them overcome obstacles, and help build their self esteem.”

The training curriculum includes workshops on various topics, geared towards assisting veterans successfully locate and get a job. Workshop topics include: How to Look For a Job, Putting Your Best Foot Forward, Grooming and Interviewing Etiquette, and How to Keep Your Job. The curriculum was designed by CPEhr, a professional human resources consulting firm that has provided training for California employers since 1982.

“For over 25 years, we have helped local businesses manage their employees, and have helped employees be more successful in their jobs,” explains Ari Rosenstein, Director of Marketing at CPEhr. “We wanted to offer that expertise back to the community, and felt that supporting our veterans find jobs would be the perfect way to do it.”

Rosenstein contacted the Veterans Administration, which referred him to New Directions’ Slayton. After a few discussions, the curriculum was finalized and the “Career Day” was scheduled.

About CPEhr:
CPEhr (http://www.cpehr.com) was founded in 1982 and is one of the largest, privately owned Human Resources and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) firms in California. With over 25 years experience in the California market, CPEhr has an advantage in its knowledge of statewide employment challenges. CPEhr provides a personalized service that extends to 35 states. CPEhr offers an array of HR services that include: Employee management, human resources and labor law compliance, payroll and tax administration, benefits administration and compliance, workers’ compensation, risk management, training and development and recruitment. By outsourcing their human resources, CPEhr clients are able to focus on executing strategies that deliver profitability and cost-savings.

About New Directions:
New Directions, Inc. (http://www.newdirectionsinc.org) is a non-profit organization that provides services and programs to assist U.S. veterans with the challenges of life after combat and military service. Since 1992, New Directions has helped veterans by offering them safety, shelter and support, drug and alcohol detoxification, classes in life skills and personal money management, as well as vocational training, job placement, and much more.

CONTACT:
Ari Rosenstein
Director of Marketing
310.734.4222
ari(at)cpehr.com
http://www.cpehr.com

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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