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1 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE VETERAN SERVICES “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” 1 MG (RET) Abraham J. Turner Executive Director South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

2 “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” 2 Video removed pending copyright

3 3 “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists (38 U.S.C., S4103A ) (1) States shall employ full or part-time Disabled Veterans Outreach Program specialists to carry out intensive services to meet the employment needs of eligible veterans with the following priorities: (a) Special disabled veterans (b) Other disabled veterans (c) Other eligible veterans (2) Special emphasis in meeting the employment need of veterans shall be placed on assisting economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans.

4 4 “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) Specialists (38 U.S.C., S4104) (a)States shall employ full and part-time Local Veterans Employment Representatives to carry out employment, training, and placement services. (b) Principal duties -- Local Veterans Employment Representatives shall: (1) Conduct outreach to employers in the area to assist veterans in gaining employment, including conducting seminars for employers and, in conjunction with employers, conducting job search workshops and establishing job search groups. (2) Facilitate employment, training, and placement services.

5 “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” 5 SC Works Center DVOP/LVER Location Map

6 6 “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” KEY FACTS – MILITARY SERVICE Total military serving in South Carolina: 65,769 Active Duty Military – 38,289 Reserve and National Guard – 26,714 Coast Guard – 766 Active Duty breakdown by branch in South Carolina: Army – 11,963 Navy and Marine Corps – 17,329 Air Force – 8,997 Total number of Veterans residing in SC: 408,747 Total number of Veterans seeking a job per month: 7,159

7 2010 Number of Veteran Hired BMW147 Shaw Constructors, Inc117 Boeing Company86 Husqvarna76 Columbia Farms/House of Raeford Number of Veteran Hired Husqvarna68 Columbia Farms/House of Raeford46 Shaw Constructors, Inc36 HJ Heinz22 Moseley Technical Services Inc21 “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” 7 Top 5 SC Employers Hiring Veterans

8 GOLD CARD Initiative For Post 911 Veterans “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” 8 1. Priority of Service 2. Case Management Six months follow-up 3. My Next Move Simple and quick search engine where they enter their prior military experience or military occupation code. Links them to the information they need to explore information on civilian careers and related training. Provides information they can use to write resumes that highlight related civilian skills. 4. Veterans Job Bank Search Widget Helps streamline the job search process for the military. Gives users the ability to search for jobs from thousands of military-friendly employers.

9 Employer Incentives for Hiring Veterans Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Disabled Veteran Maximum credit of $2,400-$9,600 capped at $12,000 Federal Bonding Program Bonding by Federal government Bonding lasts six months Covers theft, forgery, larceny, or embezzlement No cost to employers “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” 9

10 Current Activities Focused on Hiring Veterans Massive Accountability Program Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Charleston Air Force Base Naval Weapons Station Fort Jackson Parris Island Marine Corps Air Station Shaw Air Force Base Marketing Radio Web Site Video Job fairs (Veterans Priority of Service) Billboards and Bus Signs (Planned) SC Quarterly Business News Letter (Planned) “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” 10

11 Goal Become the #1 State in the United States for Hiring Veterans “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” 11

12 Questions? “PUTTING SOUTH CAROLINIANS BACK TO WORK!” 12


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