Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared November as Veteran Employment Month in recognition of both the state’s military vets and the Arizona businesses that hire them following their service stints, yesterday in Phoenix.
"We owe so much to our men and women in uniform -- ensuring there are employment opportunities for our veterans when they leave the service is one of the many ways we can thank them for all they have done to protect us," said Gov. Ducey. "I am proud of Arizona Department of Veterans' Services work collaborating with the private sector to connect service members, veterans and their families with real, quality jobs."
In a speech thanking military service personnel for their sacrifices, Ducey stated that Arizona is home to over half a million vets who require and deserve quality employment.
“[O]ne of the most important things we can offer a veteran when he or she takes off the uniform, is … an opportunity to benefit in the civilian workforce,” said the Governor. “And, hiring a veteran is a ‘win – win’ situation. They bring valuable skills, knowledge, experience, discipline and leadership to the employers who hire them.”
Noting that many state government agencies, including the Corrections Department and the Department of Economic Security, are among those actively focusing on veteran hiring, Ducey praised “Arizona Veteran Supportive Employers” for contributing to the state’s strong workforce.
“The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and the Arizona Coalition for Military Families are leading the way in bringing key stakeholders together from the public and private sectors to connect service members, veterans and their families with real, quality jobs,” he said. “By hiring our veterans and their families, you’re contributing to a strong workforce, helping to build Arizona’s economy, and making our state the best place in the country for our military heroes in uniform to live, work, and do business.”