By Dawn Krebs
MARTIN COUNTY - While in the military, soldiers are trained to help each other when needed.
That training has spilled over for local veterans groups, the Martin County Veteran Services and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter.
They have teamed up with the United Way of Martin County and Workforce Solutions to help veterans living in Martin County find jobs.
The new program, called simply Martin Veterans, will be developing a database of all businesses in Martin County that would match employer needs with veteran job seekers.
"This initiative is focused on reducing the number of unemployed veterans," said Justin Beard, communications and marketing director for the United Way of Martin County in a press release.
To help with the process, Martin Veterans created a two-minute online survey for business owners to fill out.
"Once this information is plugged into the database, Martin Veterans will create a directory of veteran-owned businesses," Mr. Beard said. "The database will help connect those businesses to local veterans seeking employment."
The program will be paid for using a grant the United Way of Martin County volunteer program received from the Corporation for National and Community Services.
The database can be found at www.martinveterans.org.
For more information about the program, call (772) 220-4472.