The Patrick- Murray Administration is dedicated to supporting innovative efforts for the state’s Veterans. Massachusetts offers a fully integrated and inter-connected Workforce Investment System comprised of 16 Workforce Investment Boards operating over 30 One-Stop Career Centers. All of the Centers take pride in the provision of Priority of Service to Veteran customers.
The Plymouth Career Center, one of the Commonwealth’s One-Stop Career Centers, received the Mark Sanders Award for Exceptional Service to Disabled Veterans from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. The prestigious award is given to a local office or a One-Stop Career Center for delivering exceptional services to Veterans seeking employment assistance and for the establishment of an innovative program they created called VET NET.
Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Joanne F. Goldstein was joined by Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth), Congressman William Keating, State Rep. Tom Calter, Representative Viriato (Vinny) deMacedo, Veterans, staff, and volunteers to celebrate this achievement at a recent gathering at the Career Center. Staff associated with the award were present along with Veterans and volunteers who worked together to create VET NET.
VET NET Plymouth on LinkedIn currently has over 500 members from Massachusetts and across the nation, including many hiring managers and recruiters who are looking to recruit Veterans. This Internet access allows Veterans, and those with service-related disabilities to connect with other Veterans and employers from across the country and around the globe, regardless of their physical limitations. VET NET Plymouth is also unique in that it is operated by both the Center and Veteran job-seekers.