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City of Killeen received the 2023 We Hire Vets employer recognition, 27% of workforce are veterans
Killeen, TX (November 21, 2023) – Workforce Solutions of Central Texas recently honored the City of Killeen at a We Hire Vets employer recognition event, for the City’s commitment to hiring veterans.
The City of Killeen was among 50 employers recognized on Nov. 16. The ceremony is the largest event of its kind in Central Texas.
About 27% of the City’s 1,300 employees are veterans. Of the 524 citizens hired by the City in 2021 and 2022, 142 were veterans. The City also had dedicated Human Resource professionals who are veterans. Additionally the City has a leadership program, the Supervisor’s Academy, in which veteran employees can participate.
“We aim to make the transition from military to the civilian workforce one that is comfortable and effortless,” Eva Bark, Executive Director of Killeen’s Human Resources Department said. “We support our military community and have the tools to help ensure their success with the City of Killeen.”
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas says the “We Hire Vets” Employer Recognition Event is a testament to the crucial role employers play in supporting veterans as they transition into the civilian workforce. Workforce Solutions, the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Veterans Commission commends businesses that actively contribute to the success and well-being of veterans.