New Florida GI Bill to assist employment of veterans

After World War II, the GI Bill provided military personnel returning from the conflict with access to education and training for employment. The same programs have not been readily available to veterans of the Vietnam, Desert Storm, and now Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

On March 31, Gov. Rick Scott signed the Florida GI Bill, which waives tuition at state universities for veterans, financially supports improvements to military bases and efforts to create employment opportunities and attract more vets to the state.

“I remember when I got out of the Navy back in the early ’70s, it was not a good time to get out of the service in this country,” said Scott at the signing of the bill. “We’re going to make sure that this is the most military-friendly state for active-duty members, but also for all the veterans.”

Plant City alone has 67 military organizations and nine bases in the general area and it is only one of the towns in Polk County serviced by KB Staffing, which is perfectly positioned to assist with employment of vets. They not only find jobs for people, they ensure that employees are matched to the proper position. Employees are screened and tested. KB concentrates on temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time temp positions. This flexibility may be ideal for veterans. Perhaps, they have to check in at the VA or they want to take a class at Florida Southern or Tampa. They may want to ease back into the workforce, and be exposed to different types of jobs.

Among the jobs KB provides are:

  • Bookkeeper / Office Manager
  • Asphalt Labor
  • Medical Billing and Collections
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Concrete Form and/or Finish Carpenters
  • Sewer/Pipe Installers
  • Labor on Demand Assignments
  • Deep Reach Selectors with Stand-up Forklift

Contact KB Staffing is you are a veteran seeking employment in Polk County or if you are a company who would like to show your support for our veterans by offering them employment.

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