Mayor Buttigieg Speaks To Veterans 2 Work Graduates
Veterans, the Workforce, & the Mayor
South Bend – Friday, April 7th, 2017 – Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a South Bend native and Afghanistan Veteran, spoke to five Veterans graduating from the Veterans 2 Work Employment Seminar at WorkOne. “A growing city needs to have the best possible workforce,” said Buttigieg. These Veterans are the members of the workforce that the growing city of South Bend so desperately needs.
Veterans 2 Work is an employment seminar offered by WorkOne for local Veterans. Through this week-long program offered at no cost, Veterans take steps to become job-ready by learning skills concerning resume development, interview preparation, coping with change, and networking. Upon completion of the seminar, Veterans are ready to be strong, valuable members of the local workforce.
“I can report to you now that our city is experiencing the fastest population growth this quarter of the century. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being invested in the heart of the city, and we’ve seen hundreds of houses rehabilitated and people moving back into them in our neighborhoods,” he said. Local Veterans are an integral part of the growing city and their success helps to drive South Bend forward. “We’re in an amazing moment in the life of the city,” said Buttigieg.
“We are counting on you to succeed. [We’re] making sure you are equipped to succeed and thrive – so that our organizations can succeed and thrive – so that our city can succeed and thrive,” said the South Bend Mayor toward the close of the graduation.
The five Veterans 2 Work graduates are going out into the community to aid the rising city of South Bend. This valuable program is strengthening our community and our workforce one Veteran at a time. “I am very proud of this program,” said Buttigieg, “what WorkOne does is vital to our ability as a community to keep growing.”
For more information about the Veterans 2 Work Employment Seminar, please contact Michael Patton LVER at (574) 237-9675 ext. 1040 or Mark Mathes LVER at (574) 295-0105 ext. 3017.