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 Veteran and Military Family Resource Center

apta.com/veterans

APTA understands the importance of access to public transportation options for veterans and military families. Public transportation has the potential to enhance the quality of life for all Americans, and perhaps none more so than our veterans returning from overseas duties. Transportation can help to connect them with work, education, health care, and other important services.

In June of 2012, APTA initiated the Military/Transit Cooperative Task Force. This group is committed to bridging connections between transit systems and military communities via veteran job fairs, industry wide hiring goals, and facilitation of resource and information sharing. Our members make a great effort to honor the veteran and military community, and this resource center highlights their work and serves as an information clearinghouse for systems and individuals interested in this initiative.

Banner Photo: North County Transit District (North San Diego County, CA, USA)

 Featured

Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Fair
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Hiring Fair: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Employment Workshop: 8:30 a.m.
To be Held at the University of Phoenix Learning Center
1310 East 104th Street
Kansas City, MO 64131

Potential employees, who are U.S. Military Veterans, may register on site at to attend the job fair.

Public transportation has the potential to enhance the quality of life for all Americans, and perhaps none more so than our veterans returning from overseas duties. Transportation can help to connect with work, education, health care, and other important services. This job fair highlights career paths for U.S. Military Veterans in public transportation – both private and public sector positions – including management, operations, maintenance, engineering, manufacturing, and technology. APTA business members, regional public transportation systems, and other organizations will have representatives at the job fair to help chart pathways to new jobs and professions. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 650 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Through June 30th, 2013 – 21,600 veterans and military spouses had obtained jobs.


The job fair grew from APTA’s Military/Transportation Cooperative Initiative Task Force. In addition to APTA, sponsors and participants include U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, local chambers of commerce, Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment & Training Service, PA Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, NBC News, and other local partners.

Visit APTA’s Veteran and Military Family Resource Center at www.apta.com, on the home page select Resource Library and Hot Topics. Employers register by visiting www.HOH.greatjob.net.

Read more.

Mountain Line Transit Prioritizes Veteran Needs Through T-OPS Program

Mountain Line Transit Authority (MLTA) in Morgantown, West Virginia honors the veteran community in many ways, but primarily through their many hiring initiatives and their T-OPS (Transportation Options) program. In April of 2010 Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Morgantown to challenge MLTA General Manager David Bruffy and other community leaders to provide a support mechanism for returning veterans and their families. This visit was the impetus for VetConnection.org, a non- profit organization for which MLTA was a founding partner. VetConnection is a one-stop portal that serves United States military veterans and their families by providing resources and information for jobs, healthcare, job training, education, housing assistance, financial guidance, legal advice and more. . Read more.

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 Announcements

U.S. Chamber's Hiring Our Heroes Announces 2013 Veteran Hiring Fairs4/21/2014 10:11 AM
APTA and U.S. Chamber to Host June Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event at APTA Rail Conference 4/21/2014 10:11 AM
APTA, Hiring our Heroes hold a Successful Job Fair in Philadelphia4/21/2014 10:11 AM
APTA Pays Tribute to America's Heroes and Rolls Out a Veteran Toolkit 4/21/2014 10:11 AM
Tech and Homeless Vets to Improve County Transportation4/21/2014 10:11 AM
Tech and Homeless Vets to Improve County Transportation11/7/2013 9:44 AM
APTA Pays Tribute to America's Heroes and Rolls Out a Veteran Toolkit 11/1/2013 3:19 PM
APTA, Hiring our Heroes hold a Successful Job Fair in Philadelphia6/6/2013 3:57 PM
APTA and U.S. Chamber to Host June Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event at APTA Rail Conference 4/11/2013 3:54 PM
U.S. Chamber's Hiring Our Heroes Announces 2013 Veteran Hiring Fairs1/31/2013 1:59 PM

 Warriors to Work

 

 Links

APTA.com
Monster.com Veterans Initiative
Military.com Career Center
Hire Heroes USA
100,000 Jobs Mission: An Initiative to Hire Transitioning Service Members and Military Veterans
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Website
U.S. Department of Transportation's Veteran Career Center
U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Center
White House Initiative: Joining Forces
Milicruit: A Veterans Hiring Initiative
U.S. Veterans Pipeline
U.S. Department of Labor Gold Card Initiative
Syracuse University institute for Veterans and Military Families
Hero Health Hire
Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
Pathways Out of Poverty Grants
National Veterans Training Institute
Troops to Tech Career Program
USA Jobs
National Resource Directory Veterans Job Bank
Resource Solutions of California
Veterans Opportunities to Work
Mountain Line Transit Authority's Website for Veterans Transportation Services
Wounded Warrior Project
U.S. Department of Transportation's Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative

 Initiative Task Force

CHAIR: Alice Cannon, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

APTA LEAD: Art Guzzetti, APTA Policy

 

See the complete initiative task force roster.

RESOURCES

To submit a document to the Resource Library please send an email to ndupuis@apta.com.

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