“Veterans who have made the choice to serve our country and keep us all safe deserve all the support we can give when they return to civilian life,” said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt. “In this tough economy, the County’s outreach and training efforts will provide veterans with much better opportunities for success in the job market.”
The County’s Workforce Development Department in April received authority from the Board of Supervisors to join with Kern County in applying for a grant under the Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program.
WDD’s Employment Resource Centers will perform outreach and marketing activities and provide training and case management services to veterans residing within San Bernardino County. The target is to recruit one hundred veterans, fifty of whom have recently separated from the military. It is anticipated that seventy-one of the one hundred veterans will be placed into unsubsidized employment.
Workforce Development works with local industries and businesses to tailor training programs for jobs that are most in demand. For information call 1(800) 451-JOBS.
There is no local cost of the program and Kern County will reimburse WDD for all costs incurred up to $643,500 under the contract.