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South Texas Workforce Solutions hosting annual hiring event for veterans

With Veterans Day coming up Nov. 11, Workforce Solutions for South Texas is preparing an event to assist veterans with the “Hiring Red, White & You” job fair scheduled for Nov. 5.

The event will help veterans find jobs and transition from service live into the civilian workforce. Spouses of veterans are also encouraged to participate.

“Our veterans give their all to serve our country, and we are all indebted to them for their service,” Workforce Solutions for South Texas Executive Director Rogelio G. Treviño said. “We at Workforce Solutions for South Texas are honored to be able to provide this ‘Red, White & You’ hiring event as a token or our appreciation and to help our veterans and their families obtain meaningful, good paying career jobs.”

Workforce Solutions said the ninth annual edition of the event is needed now more than ever due to the pandemic.

The event is also not the only one planned for veterans in the coming weeks as Workforce Solutions has several projects planned to help veterans get the jobs they want. They will assist throughout the hiring process including helping set up online profiles for potential employers to see.

“We have many events lined up including the work preparation classes, Veterans Appreciation Day, and headshot photo sessions at no cost for veterans who need to update their profile picture on their resume or LinkedIn account,” Workforce Solutions for South Texas Project Director Andrea De La Garza, MPA said.

Many people have lost jobs during the pandemic, and veterans have not been immune to the issue. Workforce Solutions hopes to help veterans who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

“We want to prepare and demonstrate our support to veterans and their families by providing quality work preparation and employment opportunities during these uncertain