Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This is what we union THUGGs do for military veterans

We help them get good jobs in the building and construction industry.

The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) sponsors courses that can help veterans get jobs. They include a 200-hour Teamsters/Military CDL Licensing program and a Teamster Construction Apprenticeship program. It's associated with Helmets to Hardhats.

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa says he's especially proud of TMAP:
The brave men and women who defend our country deserve as much help as we can give them when they return from their tour of duty.
The Deming, N.M., Headlight recently reported on the program in an article titled, "Helping veterans get job certification." It said,
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters began working with the DoD to establish a pilot program for qualifying veterans. The focus is on industries critically short of trained applicants, including trucking, health care, supply and logistics, automotive repair and airplane mechanics.
And here's a ringing endorsement from Lt. General Jack C. Stultz, Commanding General, United States Army Reserve:
The Teamsters/Military CDL Licensing Program is by far the most productive program we have seen in transitioning military skills into the civilian sector. It will be utilized as a role model program for many of the transitioning and certification workforce efforts. We must work together as a military and civilian community to define the best solutions necessary so that those who have honorably served will endure a career path that will best suit the skills they have developed while serving their country. It is a collaborative effort and I commend the Teamsters for the partnering support to our military and for the commitment they have made to the men and women who have honorably served this great nation.
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