Economy
3:49 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Kentucky Launches Program to Encourage Hiring Veterans

Governor Steve Beshear is announcing a statewide plan to connect returning members of the Reserve, the National Guard, and other veterans with job openings in Kentucky. The program is called "Hiring Kentucky Heroes."

The partnership is made up of  several agencies and organizations, including the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet's Office of Employment and Training, the Kentucky National Guard, the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College system. The group will work to provide improved access to training and educational opportunities for veterans, including  job fairs and hiring incentives. 

A web portal  http://HiringKyHeroes.ky.gov has been established to provide more information about the services that will be available.