“From heightened leadership and teamwork skills, to proven problem solving and decision-making ability, U.S. military veterans bring a wealth of wide-ranging strengths and talents to the workforce, that can be an asset to any Rural Capital Area business,” said WSRCA CEO Paul Fetcher. “It’s an honor for our workforce board to host Hiring Red, White & You! events, to assist veterans with re-entering civilian life and finding sustainable employment opportunities that enhance their quality of life.”
Over the past eight years, Hiring Red, White & You! has connected more than 108,288 job seekers, including 39,310 veterans, with 18,268 employers, and the event has included over 2,800 same-day hires.
TVC and WSRCA staff are preparing veterans for the hiring fairs by assisting them with WorkInTexas.com applications and résumés, interviewing techniques, workshops, and one-on-one counseling services. All job seekers are advised to come dressed to impress and with plenty of copies of their résumé for employers to review.
There are over 1.5 million total veterans throughout Texas, which has the highest state population of veterans in the country, according to estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than 79,500 of those veterans call the Rural Capital Area home. By hiring more veteran and spouse candidates, employers can reduce turnover, maintain a more stable workforce over time, and may be eligible to earn up to $9,600 in federal tax credits through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.
For more information on registering to take part in Hiring Red, White & You! please visit the WSRCA website at www.workforcesolutions.com.
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area is a nonprofit community partnership providing no-cost recruitment, employment services, and child care assistance to employers and job seekers in the Rural Capital Area of Central Texas. This nine-county region includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, and Williamson counties. For more details on WSRCA and the services it offers, visit www.workforcesolutionsrca.com.