Joint Base Charleston offers assets to decrease veteran unemployment charges

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – For the primary time in 5 years the military-connected neighborhood in Charleston will be capable to take part in a hiring occasion at Joint Base Charleston.

Matt Sharman, Public Engagement Officer with Joint Base Charleston, says within the early 2000s they started to see a spike in veteran unemployment. Since then, they’ve began completely different initiatives to assist decrease these charges and higher serve these on the lookout for jobs.

Hiring Our Heroes is considered one of Joint Base Charleston’s initiatives the place there might be greater than 70 employers and over 90,000 jobs to be provided for individuals retiring from the navy and even navy spouses.

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment charges for each female and male veterans decreased in 2021.

Sharman says they’ve labored on serving to veterans form their abilities to higher swap to a brand new profession subject.

“We began to know that it’s not as simple as reintegrating, we would have liked to arrange them, so they’re prepared for that subsequent stage in life,” Sharman says.

Sharman says they’ve observed that navy partner unemployment has been on the rise at 22%. Joint Base Charleston is trying to present them with jobs that perceive the navy household, like nursing or distant customer support jobs.

“We began engaged on these transferable abilities however we additionally labored on how we are able to enhance another abilities that they need,” Sharman says.

The Hiring Our Heroes occasion is Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Joint Base Charleston.

Sharman says they may have assets obtainable earlier than interviewing like resume constructing, Linked In coaching, and knowledgeable panels.

After at present’s occasion Joint Base Charleston says after the hiring occasion, they may proceed to supply assets to these on the lookout for employment.

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