CVS Health will open a Talent Connect Center in the Fort Bragg, North Carolina military community.
The purpose of the new facility will be to help military personnel and their families transition out of service and into traditional jobs. The TCC will be part of the Fort Bragg Career Resource Center, in partnership with Columbia Southern Education Group, which works with service members so that they are relevant and skilled in specific tasks after coming out of active duty.
With the help of virtual reality, hands-on aid and details such as resume writing and interviewing practice opportunities, the TCC will give these heroes the tools needed to tackle reentering the workforce.
"By 2020 the health care industry will need a projected 5.6 million highly skilled workers, like our veterans, necessary to compete and grow and there is no reason why we can't 'connect' the two," Lisa Bisaccia, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of CVS Health, said.
Since 2015, CVS has hired nearly 8,000 individuals with a history of military experience and over 2,300 military spouses. The current rate of individuals leaving the military is 200,000 every year, and that estimate is expected to continue through 2019.
"I was drawn to CVS Health because they helped me to identify IT opportunities that allowed me to continue to do what I love. I wouldn't change where I am today for anything," Leo Trimble, a signal support technician who was with the U.S. Army for 21 years, said.
Individuals like Trimble can have an honorable training experience and job hunt to look forward to after leaving military service.
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