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Antonovich Praises Veteran Placement Program

County successfully placing military veterans in a variety of jobs.

{sidebar id-5}Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined Michael Henry, Director, Department of Human Resources, Colonel Joseph Smith, Director, Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, and military officials at a press conference announcing the success of a new County program assisting veterans with employment opportunities.               

 

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From left to right: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich; Licheen Woods, Registrar-Recorder; Captain Craig Flower, USMC; Major General John Harrel, Commander, National Guard's 40th Infantry Division; Brigadier General Charles Ebner, Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Reserves 63rd Regional readiness Command

"Our veterans have served our nation and sacrificed their lives for our freedom," said Antonovich.  "This program will provide our veterans the opportunity to apply their skills, learn new ones and compete effectively for employment." 

 

In 2006, to address a disproportionate unemployment rate among recent veterans, Supervisors Antonovich and Knabe co-authored a motion directing County departments to develop a comprehensive program to identify and place veterans through outreach, new hiring protocols and education.  

 

Open to local military veterans who have been honorably discharged, the County recruits applicants whose training, education and skills match those needed by the County.  Successful applicants are hired as trainees for up to 24 months and receive job training and experience that enhances previous job skills or gain new experience in administrative, technical, clerical, technological, craft or maintenance areas.   They receive benefits and are eligible to compete for permanent County positions.

 

Interested veterans are encouraged to visit http://dhr.lacounty.info or call (213) 738-2175.

 

(From left to right: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich; Licheen Woods, Registrar-Recorder; Captain Craig Flower, USMC; Major General John Harrel, Commander, National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division; Brigadier General Charles Ebner, Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Reserves 63rd Regional readiness Command)