Goodwill to Help Local Veterans Get Jobs
New Program Funded by $350,000 Grant from Nevada Women’s Philanthropy
Las Vegas, NV – January 7, 2013 – Roughly one out of every seven veterans in Nevada is unemployed, one of the highest veteran unemployment rates in the nation. Thirty-five thousand unemployed veterans live in Clark County alone.
Now, thanks to a generous grant from Nevada Women’s Philanthropy, Goodwill of Southern Nevada will help this deserving population achieve their own personal “Independence Day,” by helping local veterans find jobs and become self-supporting.
Media are invited to cover the official launch of Goodwill’s brand new Veteran Integration Program (VIP) aimed at serving the specific needs veterans and their spouses face when trying to enter or re-enter the work force.
WHAT: Brief Flag Raising & Honor Guard Ceremony to Launch Goodwill’s new Veteran Integration Program (VIP)
WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10am
WHERE: Goodwill of Southern Nevada, 1280 W. Cheyenne Ave. (Cheyenne & MLK) North Las Vegas, NV 89030
WHO: Steve Chartrand, Goodwill of Southern Nevada President & CEO; Carrie Henderson, Nevada Women’s Philanthropy President (2012) & other members; Carolyn Goodman, City of Las Vegas Mayor; Local veterans will be available to interview.
In mid-October 2012, Nevada Women’s Philanthropy awarded Goodwill of Southern Nevada $350,000 to launch a Veteran Integration Program that will help veterans and their spouses find jobs in Southern Nevada.
The grant pays for the program’s start-up costs which includes the hiring of three full-time career specialists who have military backgrounds and understand the unique challenges veterans and their spouses often face when job searching. Roughly 400 local veterans will be served through this program’s initial two-year launch.
“We needed someone for fight for us, and they did.
Now they need someone to fight for them, and we will.”