Veterans Get Top Priority At HempsteadWorks

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Veterans_AHempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino recently showcased the town’s veterans’ employment services to federal and state officials during a tour and roundtable forum. HempsteadWorks, a “One-Stop Employment System,” serves approximately 12,000 job seekers every year and specializes in veterans’ career and training services utilizing two talented, dedicated, veterans’ staff career counselors.

Present at the tour and forum were Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment Michael Michaud, Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and representatives from local veterans’ advocacy groups, as well as officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor, the NYS Department of Labor and the NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs.

“Hempstead Town veterans deserve top priority when it comes to employment services and job training,” said Santino. “We’re proud that HempsteadWorks is at the forefront of providing our veterans with a full complement of specialized employment and career training services that they deserve.”

Priority services to veterans and their eligible spouses are offered at HempsteadWorks by serving them first and by providing them with priority over all other clients for jobs and training. Highly trained professionals provide job seekers with career counseling, referrals and career workshop training programs. In addition, HempsteadWorks boasts a resource room that includes personal computers with Internet access, a computerized job bank, a career library, photocopiers, fax machines and telephone banks. Individuals with disabilities are also provided with additional services including assistive technology, such as a handicapped-accessible workstation.

“It is an honor to join with Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice to highlight HempsteadWorks and its top-notch services for the defenders of our freedom,” said Santino. He was proud to highlight the array of services during the tour and was eager to discuss the many programs that HempsteadWorks has to offer during the roundtable discussion.

“The Town of Hempstead has always been committed to the needs of our veterans,” added Santino. In addition to the veterans’ employment services at HempsteadWorks, the Town of Hempstead has its own veterans’ benefits counselor on staff to assist veterans and their families file claims for benefits.

“I encourage every veteran who resides in the town and is in need of career services to visit HempsteadWorks for a full complement of services.”

Visit www.hempsteadworks.com or call 516-485-5000 for more information.

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