Veterans Encouraged to Take Advantage of CareerSource Employment Services; CareerSource Palm Beach County Closed May 25th in Observance of Memorial Day

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CareerSource Palm Beach County recognizes the sacrifices of service men and women. Employers talk about the benefits of hiring U.S. Military veterans.

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Many area employers actively seek veterans through CareerSource Palm Beach County because of the skills they have acquired while being involved in one of the most demanding professions in America.

To recognize the great sacrifices of our service men and women, CareerSource Palm Beach County will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. Due to their great service, unique skills and qualifications we encourage employers to actively seek returning veterans for employment through CareerSource Palm Beach County.

“Many area employers actively seek veterans through CareerSource Palm Beach County because of the skills they have acquired while being involved in one of the most demanding professions in America,” said Steve Craig, president and CEO of CareerSource Palm Beach County. “We offer services that help returning veterans find new employment and transition into civilian careers.”

CareerSource has an excellent record of helping veterans find jobs. Last year alone, CareerSource helped place more than 1,300 veterans in new careers. Working with organizations such as Wounded Warriors of South Florida and Veterans Pathway, a nonprofit supporting veteran-related small business, CareerSource is able to reach more veterans and provide intensive services to those who need it.

CareerSource Palm Beach County's career consultants serving military veterans have served our country, too, and know how to effectively translate military experience and skills for prospective civilian employers. Career consultants also assist businesses with grants for training and provide information about any tax incentives for hiring veterans.

These services to veterans have earned CareerSource the prestigious Call of Duty™ Endowment, Seal of Distinction Award, which came with an initial $30,000 grant to help U.S. military veterans find work. Through this award, CareerSource placed 28 veterans in careers requiring certification in Palm Beach County and provided 188 Talent Identifier assessments to assist returning veterans find the right job fit.

“Veterans who have returned from active military service and want to transition to their next career will find our market is surpassing pre-recession levels with the lowest unemployment rate in recent years. We encourage veterans to visit one of our career centers in West Palm Beach or Belle Glade; or visit our Virtual Career Center for information, career-related workshops and more,” Mr. Craig said.

Employers talk about the benefits of hiring U.S. military veterans at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Ve6Nqt7uc

CareerSource Palm Beach County is the non-profit organization chartered by the state to lead workforce development in Palm Beach County. It operates two career centers and the Center for Business Excellence and offers its professional services to all employers and job seekers in the county.

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