West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 25, 2022) – In observing Memorial Day, CareerSource Palm Beach County is offering up to $10,000 for occupational training to eligible veterans and military spouses seeking employment through their Careers for Veterans Grant program. The program pays for licenses, degrees and certification to help veterans and their spouses gain credentials for many in-demand careers. More than 400 credentials are available. The program also provides supportive services to cover the cost of books, licensing fees, and even child care.
“Memorial Day honors those generations of men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country,” said Julia Dattolo, president and CEO of CareerSource Palm Beach County and a U.S. Navy veteran. “We are honored to provide Careers for Veterans Grants to assist eligible veterans and their spouses who are seeking training that leads to employment.”
Applying for the program is easy – go to the CareerSource website at Careers For Veterans Flyer_5.23.pdf A CareerSource Veterans Services staff member will receive the results to determine eligibility and suitability, and contact applicants with the determination and information.
“Many area employers actively seek to hire veterans because of the knowledge, skills and attributes they have acquired in a wide variety of specialized fields during their service. We offer services at no cost that help returning veterans find new employment and transition into civilian careers,” Ms. Dattolo added.
Of the more than 1.5 million veterans in Florida, nearly 83,000 are located in Palm Beach County.
Veterans who are residents of Palm Beach County are encouraged to contact CareerSource about the special employment assistance available to them at the career centers or at www.careersourcepbc.com. Veterans’ services are provided at no cost and include:
- Classes and facilities for job search
- Career development/consulting/placement services
- Grants for job training for those who qualify
- Talent identifiers and assessments
- Referrals to educational and vocational training programs
- Access to computers, fax machines, phones and copiers for job searches
- Veterans on staff who know how to effectively connect military experience and skills with prospective civilian employers
Marine Corps Vet Lands Job Paying $27.88/hr. With Help from CareerSource
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist Stacy Bart recently assisted U.S. Marine Corps veteran Max Jacques launch a new career as a dispatch manager with DH Pace Company, Inc. making $27.88/hr.
“As a 30-year-old veteran, I wanted to put my skills to good use in logistics and operations. Stacy helped me redo my resume, provided coaching, and prepare for interviews. It was unbelievable how much work she put into getting me a job that could provide an entry to a new career. I would advise any job seeker to contact CareerSource Palm Beach County. Their attention to detail and understanding of the job market is unmatched. They will help you achieve the position of your dreams,” Mr. Jacques said.
“The greatest part of my job is seeing fellow veterans, like Jacques, reach their full potential by finding not just a job, but a meaningful career,” Ms. Bart added. “I try to provide each veteran with the same level of service I would want if the roles were reversed.”
CareerSource also assists employers with grants for training employees and provides information about other incentives for hiring veterans.
Career centers are located at:
-- Central Career Center-3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; (561) 340-1060
-- West Career Center-941 SE 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430; (561) 829-2040
About CareerSource Palm Beach County:
CareerSource Palm Beach County is the non-profit organization chartered by the state to lead workforce development in Palm Beach County. During the past five program years, CareerSource assisted nearly 60,000 residents find employment ranging from entry level to executive suite, with salaries from these jobs creating $1.2 billion in annual wages. CareerSource also awarded $10.1 million in grants to area businesses and employees for job training and educational assistance during that time. More information is available at: www.careersourcepbc.com.
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STEVENS AMENDMENT:
CareerSource Palm Beach County, Inc. is the direct service provider for various workforce programs supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and other agencies as part of awards totaling $17,610,090 (revised annually). Unless otherwise stipulated, all statements, news releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other applicable documents are fully funded from federal sources.