Fort McCoy gives tips for finding a job to Afghan evacuees

FORT MCCOY (WKBT) — Fort McCoy’s workforce development experts took some time this week to help Afghan evacuees prepare to enter the job market.

Hiring Our Heroes — a group dedicated to helping veterans find jobs — held job training classes Wednesday as part of Operation Allies Welcome. The job training classes went over resume building, job interviews, and how to apply to jobs.

Workforce development coordinator Adrene Wike and military spouse fellowship program manager Lauren Ramos took the lead in providing the training to the evacuees.

It’s part of an ongoing effort to help those who fled Afghanistan when the U.S. withdrew. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible.


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