Veterans get help transitioning into workforce - Tucson News Now

Veterans get help transitioning into workforce

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The men and women who served our country are getting help switching to a different pace.

The University of Phoenix has been helping veterans with resume writing and other skills associated with the workplace.

Places like the Pima County Sheriff's Department can use veterans with the kind of experience that comes with a uniform, but the switch to civilian life still takes new skills.

"The structure is not there," said Joan Shadwick, U.S. Air Force (ret.). "We tend to know where to go, what time to go. If we have to be somewhere at nine, we're there at a quarter till, where as in the civilian community, 9:15 you're still good."

Tonight veterans had a chance to connect with about 20 employers, all while getting some pointers in what they need to do as they leave the military for civilian life.

"What I'm looking for is getting some pointers on a career, not just a job," said David Herr, who is retired from the U.S. Army.

If you are a veteran looking for work and could use this help, contact Suzanne Kirby, the Director of Student Services at the University of Phoenix at suzanne.kirby@phoenix.edu or 520-239-5209.

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