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May 2013 News News page Archive
Veterans in Morgan and Washington Counties Getting Job Search Assistance Through WMCAP

Washington-Morgan Community Action can assist with filing tax returns beginning January 30 through the deadline in April.

Several veterans living in Morgan and Washington counties have been helped through a new program administered by Washington-Morgan Community Action. The Vocation, Education, Training Services (VETS) program, a one year pilot program which began in July 2012, is funded from a grant through the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACCA) and the Ohio Development Services' Office of Community Assistance.

"This grant and program has allowed veterans to receive employment and emergency assistance which other veteran programs may not been able to provide", says Karen Pawloski, Community Action's case manager for the VETS program. "So far, nearly 30 veterans have received job training, education, and workforce development skills in the two county area."

The hope is that the program will continue to receive its funding from the state and more veterans can be served.

"Word is getting out about the program and the need is great. This valued program has allowed vets to receive training, get good paying jobs, and kept them in their homes in our communities," says Pawloski.
One veteran was assisted by getting his commercial drivers license renewed. "He had already had his CDL when he lived in another state, but needed his Ohio CDL in order to get a truck driving job in our state" Pawloski said. "Once he got the license, he began working the next week."

This is just one example of the type of assistance provided by the program. Another veteran had a job in a coal mine but needed his own equipment to begin the job. Because of this program, he received work boots, hard hat, and a miners belt and began working in the mine.

Veterans who need help with getting a resume completed, interviewing skills, or job searching should contact Karen Pawloski at Washington Morgan Community Action at (740) 373-3745, ext. 321.


Washington-Morgan Community Action Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio


218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
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