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Posted on: June 30, 2014

Employers can support veterans this Fourth of July through KanVet

As Kansans celebrate the Fourth of July this week, employers in the Sunflower State can use KanVet to show their support for the veterans who help make Independence Day celebrations possible. The KanVet “Hire a Veteran Pledge” allows employers to indicate that they will consider filling job openings with qualified military veterans.

“The Fourth of July is a great chance to reflect on how fortunate we are in the U.S.

Time and again, our veterans have sacrificed to defend our country and safeguard our freedom. When they transition to civilian life, it is critical that these heroes have easy access to every possible resource they need.

However, the veteran unemployment rate remains higher than that of the general population (6.6 percent nationally and 5.5 percent in Kansas, according to BLS).

KanVet is designed to help address that problem by making sure that veterans do not have to jump through hoops to find state employment and educational services.

This resource is making it easier for our veterans to take advantage themselves of the educational opportunities provided by Kansas’ institutions of higher education and find good jobs.

The “Hire a Veteran Pledge” is another way in which KanVet supports veterans.

Employers pledge that they will consider qualified veterans for job openings, and work with KANSASWORKS staff to identify qualified veterans to as candidates for employment.

So far, 29 employers have signed this pledge to denote their support for veterans.

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