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Recognizing Veterans in the Workforce

The Office of Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) have partnered with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) to launch the “We Hire Vets” employer recognition program. This program will recognize Texas employers whose workforce consists of at least 10 percent military veterans by providing their enterprise with a decal to display on their storefront, as well as an electronic decal for their website. The “We Hire Vets” program is a component of the TWC’s Texas Operation Welcome Home initiative, which was created under Governor Abbott’s charge to identify gaps in services to Texas service members transitioning into civilian life.

It is important to recognize current employers utilizing our highly-skilled veteran workforce, and encourage future employers to consider veterans in their hiring process. While we can never say ‘thank you’ enough, the ‘We Hire Vets’ program will create well-deserved opportunities to get our veterans back into the workforce.

Texas is home to the second-most veterans in the country, and each year close to 20,000 service members transition from Texas military facilities to civilian life. Texas currently has nearly 40,000 veterans searching for employment in the Lone Star State.

To download an application go to 

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/files/news/2017-we-hire-veterans-nomination-form-twc.pdf