Hiring Red, White & You!

Print???????On November 13, 2014, for the third year in a row, the Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions Alamo are teaming up to connect employer with Veterans and their family members seeking employment. Hiring Red, White & You allows employers to meeting face-to-face with Veterans and their family members seeking job opportunities in the civilian world. Last year, more than 100 employers participated and the event hosted 200+ Veterans and 800+ jobseekers from the general public.

The Freeman Expo Hall (3201 E. Houston St.) is the location this year. Doors open to Veterans at 9:00 am and the general public is welcome to attend starting at 11:00 am. There is no cost for employers to participate and lunch is provided. Employers interested in registering can do so online at the Workforce Solutions Alamo event splash page.

New this year are pre-event Employer Workshops where businesses of all sizes can learn the benefits of hiring a veteran and the methods to do so. There is no requirement to participate in the job fair, and this too is no cost. Each session is the same and will cover:

• Education and skills of the military pool
• Community resources available to employers when hiring veterans
• How military skills translate into what you need
• How you can translate what you need into military skills
• How to get the most out of participating in a job fair
How to sustain success- limiting turnover of employees who are veterans

Employer Workshop #1
Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: SA Chamber of Commerce Northside Business Center, 1100 NS Loop 410, Ste. 109
San Antonio, TX 78213
Contact/RSVP: Michele Cantu, WSA Business Services Liaison, 210-581-1064 or mcantu@wsalamo.org

Employer Workshop #2
Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: WSA Career Center, 1499 Hillcrest
San Antonio, TX 78228
Contact/RSVP: Michele Cantu, WSA Business Services Liaison, 210-581-1064 or mcantu@wsalamo.org

Employer Workshop #3
Date: November 13, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Freeman Expo Hall, 3201 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78219
RSVP: Online event registration

Employers can post their job vacancies year-round on Work In Texas at no-cost where a special opportunity exists to promote your job vacancy to veterans only for the first 48 hours of its posting. That means veterans registered in our job search network will see your job opportunity before anyone else!

Small business can benefit greatly from the tax credits available to them when hiring a veteran—as much a $9,600 per veteran employee hired! That is just one benefit you will learn about by participating in Hiring Red, White & You and the associated activities. Space is limited for everything—grab your slot today!

About Workforce Solutions Alamo
Workforce Solutions Alamo is an equal opportunity employer/program. The mission of Workforce Solutions Alamo is to build a premier workforce in America by providing employers and residents with the opportunities, resources and services to develop and gain a competitive edge in the global economy. Workforce Solutions Alamo reaches over 40,000 businesses and more than 2.0 million residents in the City of San Antonio and the counties of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Gillespie, Karnes, Kerr, Kendall, Medina and Wilson counties. For more information on available workforce programs and services, visit our website at www.WorkforceSolutionsAlamo.org