Have you heard of the DoD SkillBridge Program?

Employers: take note. Your business can have a direct pipeline to hiring highly qualified veterans through the DoD SkillBridge program. The program gives businesses an exclusive opportunity to recruit veterans early in the separation process, offering training programs in the form of internships and apprenticeships – paid by DoD – up to 180 days prior to a service member’s separation date.

These programs position the business to hire the trained veteran when the training is over. Service members continue to receive their military pay and benefits while participating, so the training provider incurs NO cost for participating.

The goal is to have all of our service members exiting the military to be employed as soon as they separate from active duty. The more area businesses we can get to participate, the more successful our region will be in retaining these valuable employees here, to enhance Northwest Louisiana’s workforce. If you are a business that is interested in this program, please call Kattie Hollay, 318.746.0252 or email mrc@bossierchamber.com.