Transitioning from the Military to civilian life can sometimes be a challenge. Luckily, in the state of Nevada, there are existing programs set up to help personnel move from military service to private sector employment.
One example includes the Boots to Business program, “an aggressive 12-week veterans-recruitment and management-training program that helps people transition from military service into management positions.” Another is the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas which hosts a Personal Finance for Military Families workshop each year.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. is doing their part, launching Enlisting Heroes in 2013 resulting in more than 2,000 veterans being hired nationwide. ““NV Energy also provides access to the Troops to Energy Jobs online resource that guides veterans on transferring the skills learned in the military to a job in the energy industry,” said Jennifer Schuricht, public relations manager of the south region for NV Energy."
The SBA is another resource, targeting Veterans with its Veterans Business Outreach Center program. "Through a cooperative agreement with 15 veteran-serving organizations across the country, SBA provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, mentoring and referrals for eligible veterans who own or are considering starting a small business.”
There are tons of opportunities for veterans in today’s climate and with good reason. But these programs and perks don’t just stop there. “Whenever an employee is involuntarily deployed and called to duty, we still pay them their salary — including tips — and provide benefits, because we don’t want their families to suffer financially because of the sacrifice they are making for our country, said Michelle DiTondo, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for MGM Resorts International.