Our mission is to assist Contra Costa veterans in securing employment, by lobbying for legislative support, by vigorous outreach to veterans and veteran organizations, by partnering with employers, and by providing tangible transitional aid to veterans who have obtained employment.
The committee works with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and veteran service organizations (VSO). For example, if a veteran secures an employment opportunity, but needs gas money or transit passes for commute to the job, the committee will assist. If a veteran secures employment but needs a set of tools, the committee will assist.
Donations of cash and in-kind contributions will be solicited from local corporations, community groups and individuals. VSOs and other community organizations will help identify veterans requiring assistance. The committee will participate in veterans job fairs and assistance events.
We, the members of the Veterans Employment Committee of Contra Costa County, having a deep and abiding motivation to assist veterans of Contra Costa County to secure employment do hereby associate ourselves for the following purposes:
· To seek out employment opportunities for veterans in our county, and to advise veterans as to the availability of such employment;
· To acquaint all members of the commission of all changes in laws – federal, state and local – which affect veterans in terms of employment opportunities; and
· To recognize special efforts by employers or other organizations to employ or assist in employing veterans in our county.