"If your business needs a skilled, experienced and mature worker, then you're looking for a veteran," said Norma Kastner-Jauregui, manager of the Imperial County Employment Development Department offices.
During "Veteran Appreciation Month" in May, EDD offices statewide will make special efforts to find jobs for veterans.
"Some veterans have encountered difficulty in securing employment. For that reason we take this opportunity to call on local employers, organized labor, veterans' organizations and government leaders to ensure that veterans receive the services to which they are entitled and to promote employer interest in hiring veterans," said Kastner-Jauregui.
"No matter what the job, there are veterans who can do it and EDD can help employers find them," said Kastner-Jauregui," "And let's not forget that veterans are not only men. This campaign is to increase employment opportunities for all veterans, both men and women, who have served our nation in the military."
Local veterans employment representatives and disabled veterans outreach program staff in the EDD offices throughout the state are committed to finding jobs and providing training and promotional opportunities for former military personnel. Veteran representatives ensure veterans will receive services they are entitled to and promote employer interest in hiring veterans. In addition, they refer veterans to other supportive services.