Fairchild Air Force Base partners with WorkSource Spokane to connect veterans with jobs | Business
Fairchild Air Force Base announced Thursday they are partnering with the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council and WorkSource Spokane to gain two full-time career guidance counselors on base this July.
WorkSource Spokane provides employment and training services to approximately 30,000 individuals in Spokane County every year, helping them to improve their skills, become competitive in the workforce and make direct connections with local employers.
The new service may be surprising in a time where budgets are being cut, but the Air Force expects to program to actually save them money.
“A partnership between WorkSource and Fairchild can ensure lower unemployment ensurance costs to the Air Force by rapidly connecting service members to employment information and career opportunities,” said Christopher Marble, the 92ns FSS Airman and director of the Family Readiness Center.
WorkSource will work one-on-one with military families to assist with career transitions, creating and submitting resumes and applications, mock interviews and skills training to supplement military experience.
The goal is for WorkSource staff to be available on base four days per week from July 2014 through June 2015. For further questions related to Fairchild's new WorkSources office, contact 92nd ARW Public Affairs office at (509) 247-5705 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.