Local veterans are invited to participate in several events commemorating their service and offering support, all scheduled around next week's Veteran's Day.
JOB FAIR -
The City of Santa Clarita invites veterans and local job seekers to its monthly Worksource Job Fair on Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Santa Clarita Worksource Center at 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Ste. 25. For information, call the center at 424-1062.
.Veterans can qualify for a Notice of Eligibility, which can aid in their job search, and offer them priority status through the Workforce Investment Act, a federally funded program created to assist job seekers through personalized job search assistance and/or possible employment retraining.
"Businesses located in the Enterprise Zone that employ veterans can save up to $37,000 on their State Income Tax, as well as gain knowledgeable employees with extensive occupational experience," said Mayor Frank Ferry. "Today's military veterans possess exemplary skill sets because military training schools teach a wide array of technological, leadership, sales, management, and operations skills."
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY -
The Santa Clarita City Council invites the community, and especially its veterans to attend ceremonies at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Historical Plaza on Walnut Street at Market in Old Town Newhall.
The event will feature musical performers, speakers and a changing of the flags at the plaza and is part of a national day of honor for America's veterans and military families.
Admission is free. For information, call 286-4018.
YMCA SALUTE TO HEROES -
The Santa Clarita Valley YMCA will present its Third Annual Veterans' Day luncheon. All service members, both veterans and active duty, are welcome to attend the free tribute to those who protect our freedoms. YMCA Staff and members are providing the luncheon at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Santa Clarita Valley YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway in Valencia.
Attendance is limited to the first 50 people who register; stop by the Y to sign up. For more information, call the YMCA at 253-3593.
D.A.V. MOBILE SERVICE IN SANTA CLARITA -
On Thursday, November 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. veterans will be able to meet with representatives of the Disabled American Veterans National Service office to discuss benefits and ensure that they receive all the services to which they are entitled. All services of the DAV are completely free to U.S. veterans and DAV membership is not required.
The NSO will be assisting veterans at the Santa Clarita Valley YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. For more information, call Paul Varela, DAV supervisor at (310) 477-2539.