Texas.gov Supports Veteran-Focused Initiatives
Statewide job fair, assistance fund, informative blog, and website available
for military veterans and their families
AUSTIN, Texas -- November 12, 2012
In recognition of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Texas.gov, the official
website for the state of Texas, reminds Texans about the many initiatives
available to assist Texas veterans and their families. Texas.gov also supports
the efforts of our partners, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), Texas
Workforce Commission (TWC), and the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB), to inform
veterans about resources that are available to help them successfully
transition back into civilian life.
*Hiring Red, White & You – a statewide job fair on November 15, 2012 for
Texas veterans returning to the workforce. Hosted by twenty-eight Texas
Workforce Development Boards across the state, the fair connects Texas
veterans and their spouses with Texas employers who value the experience,
discipline, and other exceptional qualities inherent to a military
background. This initiative is a joint effort of Governor Rick Perry, the
Texas Medical Center, the TVC, and the TWC.
*Fund for Veterans' Assistance – an online donation application developed
by Texas.gov, in partnership with TVC. The Fund has collected nearly
$9,000 to help TVC provide reimbursement grants to eligible charitable
organizations, local government agencies, and Veteran Service
Organizations that provide direct services to Texas veterans and their
families. This Veterans Day, Texans can show their gratitude to our
veterans by going online and making a tax-deductible donation.
*Texas Veterans Blog – a new communication channel recently launched by the
VLB reinforces their efforts in educating veterans about available
benefits. The blog provides up-to-date, easy-to-find information on a
variety of topics including home and land loans, nursing facilities and
Veterans homes, veterans’ health, and other pertinent topics.
*Texas Veterans Portal – a website that offers a comprehensive range of
information from multiple organizations including the TVC, TWC, VLB, 2-1-1
Texas, and TexVET. Veterans and their families can visit this site to
learn more about benefits, access online services, download pertinent
forms, locate community resources, review frequently asked questions, and
Texas.gov is the official website of the state of Texas (www.texas.gov) and is
a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of
Information Resources (DIR). Texas.gov helps state and local government
entities Web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a
partnership between the state and Texas NICUSA, LLC. Texas NICUSA builds,
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Jennifer Buaas, 512-463-3602
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