Riverside County Invites Vets to Apply for Job Assistance

Jul 10, 2019

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Military veterans and their spouses are eligible for
job training, placement assistance and other benefits under a $488,635
federal grant awarded to Riverside County, it was announced today.
   The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act grant will directly support
the county's Veterans' Employment-Related Assistance Program until March
31, 2021.
   According to the Economic Development Agency, 00 approved applicants
are eligible for skills advancement training and referrals under the program.
   ``As a U.S. Navy veteran, I know it can be tough to adjust to life
after military service,'' said county Supervisor Chuck Washington. ``These
funds will help us facilitate the transition to civilian life for 100 deserving
veterans, benefiting employers and workers alike and strengthening our
community.''
   The county's Workforce Development Board is administering the grant funds.
   Service members who are approaching their discharge dates, disabled
vets and qualifying spouses may be able to obtain aid thanks to the grant.
   ``(The) overarching goal is to provide support to veterans as they
navigate the challenges they are likely to face as they transition into
civilian employment,'' EDA Director Rob Field said.
   Anyone interested in applying for assistance should contact the EDA's
Workforce Development Division at 951-955-0464.