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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Public Media Connects Veterans and Employers

Public television and radio stations are collaborating with community-based partners to prepare veterans for civilian jobs and help employers understand how to recruit and retain veterans.

Employing more veterans in Detroit, Michigan

Because of their work with Detroit Public Television, more employers know how to work with veterans and more veterans are connecting with job opportunities.

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is addressing veteran employment, recruitment, and retention through a series of "Hiring 101" videos, job fairs, training, and resources. The effort is in collaboration with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, Detroit-based veterans service organizations, and the local Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Army veteran Kateesha Hubbert was recruited by Rousch Enterprises to work as an instrumentation technician at the full service engineering and design firm. "We knew (because of her military training) that she could work with precision equipment," says David Dunckel, Rousch's Veterans Initiative Project Manager. "We have a responsibility to attract veterans into the workplace,” he adds.

Detroit Partners

“I wouldn’t call it a job, I would say it's a career.”

— Army veteran Kateesha Hubbert

Vegas PBS

In Las Vegas, Nevada

In Nevada Vegas PBS is focused on connecting post 9/11 veterans with military-friendly employers looking to fill entry-level to mid-entry management positions quickly. To date, Vegas PBS' Veterans Coming Home effort has served nearly 200 veterans through job fair attendance, assessment completion, GOAL course/certificate enrollment, or video testimonials.

San Antonio KLRN

In San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio KLRN works with local, state, and national partners to enable veterans to share their stories and to successfully transition from military to civilian life. A key part of the effort is KLRN's Veterans Academy through which transitioning military personnel are educated on a variety of topics designed to support reintegration and foster meaningful employment.

Nashville Public Television (NPT)

In Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville Public Television (NPT) works with a variety of local partners on a series of broadcasts designed to let veterans know where to find resources in the community. The transition to civilian life is often eased by gainful employment, the subject of a NPT segment entitled "Work after War." And employers like COPS Monitoring are stepping up to help.

WHRO

In Norfolk, Virginia

WHRO Norfolk has deepened their commitment to ensuring that veterans find employment by partnering with CivilianJobs.com on a Military Job Fair that drew more than 550 attendees and resulted in a 17% increase in website visits to CivilianJobs.com.