In preparation for the annual observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that November 10-16 is "Employ A Veteran" Week in North Carolina. More than 769,000 veterans reside in every county in North Carolina and as many as 50,000 of those are actively looking for work at any given time.
"Veterans bring skills, experience and a strong work ethic to the available labor pool in North Carolina," said Governor McCrory. "We're committed to helping connect these men and women who have served our country with companies in North Carolina who want a skilled, dependable workforce."
The "Employ A Veteran" campaign, with support from the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) offices across the state, is designed to raise awareness about hiring veterans. Activities will include radio PSAs, a schedule of local job fairs and veteran employment events, as well as information on other employment programs and services specifically geared toward veterans.
"More than 21,000 men and women will join the ranks of veterans annually as they complete their military service in North Carolina," said Secretary Decker. "We want those veterans to stay here where they've put down roots, and we want to be able to provide jobs for those looking to join the private labor force."