North Las Vegas, Teamsters, VA Announce Disabled Veterans Job Training Partnership

The City of North Las Vegas will announce a new program to train disabled veterans, during a news conference in the Council Chambers of the North Las Vegas City Hall Today, November 3, 2015 at 11:00 am. The program is the result of a unique partnership between the City of North Las Vegas and Teamsters Local 14 and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The program offers placement and training for eligible veterans in a local, state, or federal government position while being paid a monthly subsistence allowance from the VA.  Because of an agreement with Teamsters Local 14, placement of a Veteran will not result in displacement of City personnel currently employed. 

The veteran is teamed up with a case manager from the VA and job supervisor from the City to ensure the employee has the necessary supplies, equipment, and education resources required to be successful.  They work closely together to document progress for an initial six-month period, which may be extended for up to a year to support the training objective.

There is no cost to the City and current employees have the opportunity to train high-quality workers who have served our nation.  The Veteran will establish employment history, provide exposure to employment opportunities, earn a monthly subsistence allowance and gain access to public sector employment.

Working together, the City, the Teamsters, and VA can provide a positive impact on the Veteran, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the City of North Las Vegas and the Community. This program is made possible by the collaborative efforts of Teamsters Local 14 and the City of North Las Vegas.