New program brings together OC’s unemployed veterans and employers

November 11, 2013 by  

Help for Santa Ana veterans, as well as those throughout the rest of Orange County, is coming with an event called ‘Enduring Independence: Businesses Investing in Orange County Veterans.’

On its way later this week, the event will be where Goodwill of Orange County and the Orange County Business Council will launch their new program, called Enduring Independence.

There are over 41,000 organizations in the United State that are dedicated to helping veterans. Enduring Independence is seeking to distinguish its self by working not only from the veteran’s prospective, but the employer’s as well. By repeatedly delivering a message to local business-owners that it is in their best interest to hire a veteran, the program hopes to increase their likelihood of success, according to Goodwill of Orange County’s president and CEO Frank Talarico, Jr.

In a press release, Goodwill of Orange County states that while many programs focus on moral or patriotic motivations, this one seeks to motivate employers via detailing 10 beneficial characteristics that veterans bring to a job; among which are teamwork, loyalty, dependability, integrity, and self-discipline.

Once the program has been launched, flyer and poster printing will be one way to spread the word about the various advantages to hiring a vet. The event will be held at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach this Thursday, November 14, with dinner at 7:00 pm and speakers from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $150 each with a table seating 10 costing $1,250.