Salinas Californian – February 2, 2016

Veterans looking for jobs in Monterey County are now getting additional help thanks to a $50,000 grant to the Veterans Transition Center from the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

According to a news release, the grant will support expansion of the center’s Job Development Center at Martinez Hall on the former Fort Ord. The program is titled VET-PREP – Veteran Preparation, Reintegration, and Employment Program.

“This generous grant … will help homeless Veterans become self-sufficient by making them ’employment-ready’ and competitive in the job marketplace,” said Terry Bare, VTC’s executive director.

The center started a new program, Operation: Job Search 2016, last month to instruct veterans with employment skills such as resume building, interview skills, application advice and education opportunities. The program will feature speakers through May from employment agencies and local employers.

The next Veterans Job Fair is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at Martinez Hall. Employers interested in participating can call 831-883-8387 x 226, or email to

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