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Farm Produce Safety Workshop for Veterans

Farm produce

Food safety is a critical part of any farm operation. This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to food safety for people who grow produce. It provides important information you need to know in order to safely sell your products. Registration is free and open to military veterans. Receive a complimentary tool kit (digital food thermometer included) Learn about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Participate…

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Boots to Business Reboot

The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts its Boots to Business Reboot May 10 in celebration of Military Appreciation Month. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., veterans may receive an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty service members, as well as spouses, may also participate. The two-step training program provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation. Participants also receive an outline and knowledge…

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Veterans Benefits Seminar

veterans seminar

The American Legion Family of Post 172 in Mercedes hosts a seminar featuring Veterans Service Officer Fred Cavazos speaking on nine benefits veterans have earned. Topics include: Disability compensation Special benefits for certain disabled veterans Non-service-connected disability pension Benefits for surviving spouses and orphans VA medical benefits Employment benefits VA educational benefits Other benefits State and local benefits The DAV: Who we are and what we do There will also…

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Boots to Business Reboot

Boots to Business Reboot provides aid to veterans as small business owners and entrepreneurs. The program takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., providing an overview of business ownership as a career vocation. Additionally, veterans receive an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan and a practical exercise in opportunity recognition. An introduction to available public and private sector resources is also available. The two-step process of…

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Medical Equipment Drive This Weekend

Project MEND

Project MEND is expanding their services to veterans in need in the Rio Grande Valley and will be holding a Durable Medical Equipment Drive Feb. 22-23. Project MEND is currently in need of shower chairs, tub transfer benches and bedside commodes, as well as wheelchairs, rollators and home medical beds. Donation acceptance hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Veterans…

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Boots to Business Reboot Aids Veterans

Boots to Business Reboot takes place Feb. 22 at the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, providing aid to veterans as small business owners and entrepreneurs. The program takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., providing an overview of business ownership as a career vocation. Additionally, veterans receive an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan and a practical exercise in opportunity recognition. An introduction to available public and…

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Veterans Hiring Event Nov. 8

Hiring Red, White and You

On Nov. 8, the  2018 Hiring Red, White, and You! Job Fair will be held simultaneously in 29 cities throughout the state of Texas. Two local cities, Brownsville and Mission, will host the veterans hiring fair, connecting veterans and their spouses with employers who are seeking veterans’ exceptional skills. The Cameron County fair takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brownsille Event Center, 1 Event Center. Mission is host to…

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Boots to Business Reboot Comes to Pharr

Veterans of all eras (service-members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses are invited to Boots to Business Reboot, a free two-day entrepreneur training program June 29 in Pharr. The two-step training program provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation. Participants also gain knowledge of the components of a business plan, as well as a practical exercise in opportunity recognition. In addition,…

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Upcoming Expo Services Area Veterans

STC Veterans Expo

The Office of Veterans Affairs at South Texas College will host a Mid-Valley Veterans Expo April 25, consisting of area vendors distributing information of the benefits and services available to veterans in the community. Vendors at the expo will assist veterans with applying for grants. Fund utilization options include rent, utilities and daycare for children, as well as tuition assistance and transportation. Organizations attending will provide a wide range of services. These…

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TWC Site Aids Veterans in Employment

Texas Operation Welcome Home

Site features services for military veterans and spouses The Texas Workforce Commission is now offering its Texas Operation Welcome Home web portal to better meet the employment needs of transitioning service members, recently separated veterans and military spouses. The portal includes information and web links to several employment and training initiatives for veterans and employers. The web portal includes online registration for the “We Hire Vets” employer recognition program. Through the program,…

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