In The News: Career Services
Office of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto will be hosting a career fair for veterans and their families this weekend.
Senator Cortez Masto's office will partner with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Military and Veteran Services Center, UNLV Career Services, and Work for Warriors Nevada to host this career fair for Nevada veterans and their families. The career fair will feature employers from federal, state and local agencies in industries such as technology, healthcare, engineering, teaching, public safety and government.
Luis Alvarez, a veteran employment coordinator with Work for Warriors Nevada, remembers the look of withdrawal on an emaciated man’s face when he stepped into his office a year ago.
Nevada veterans and their families took part in a career fair and workshops Saturday on the UNLV campus. The fair featured several employers offering career opportunities throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
America’s veterans deserve the utmost respect and gratitude for their courageous service and the profound sacrifices they and their families have made for our country. But despite the incomparable selflessness of our veterans and their families, drug addiction, homelessness, disability, mental health concerns, and underemployment continue to affect their everyday lives at a disproportionate level. These gaps are simply unacceptable. We have the responsibility as a country to ensure that veterans have adequate access to the resources and opportunities required to excel in civilian life. American veterans have had to endure long periods away from their families to face deadly adversaries in faraway places and survive harsh conditions that most Americans could not even begin to imagine. We owe these brave men and women a great debt for their admirable service.
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