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Under Secretary Shulkin Nominee to Head the VA and Build on Progress
11 January 2017 - 17:06
Swords to Plowshares is proud to support the nomination of Dr. David Shulkin as the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA provides essential, comprehensive, and integrated services that must be preserved for current and future generations of veterans and our next VA Secretary has an obligation to uphold the promises we have made to those who have served.
Veterans Employment & Training Collaborative: Partnership Serves Veterans
26 December 2016 - 17:51
Veterans Employment and Training Collaborative: A Partnership with The Walmart Foundation & Community-based Veteran Service Providers
In a partnership that has spanned four years and two states, Swords to Plowshares and The Walmart Foundation have expanded economic opportunities for more than 4,000 veterans.
Veterans Thriving Under Swords to Plowshares Wraparound Services
9 December 2016 - 11:06
Swords to Plowshares is a wrap-around service organization, offering holistic support to veterans, including but not limited to employment, housing, and legal services. Our departments continually work together to ensure that veterans are given the support and resources that they need to succeed. Case Manager John Rabago says, “There’s a sense of camaraderie here, a shared mission to better the life of a veteran that comes to us for help.”
BART Police Department Partners with Swords for Veterans-Only Info Session
6 December 2016 - 12:58
Feature image: Officers Enerio, Nagata, and Jacobson from BART Police Department lead a presentation to veterans at a special Swords to Plowshares event. They discussed the BART Police application process and helped set up these veterans for success.
On Monday, November 28, BART Police held a special veterans-only informational session, organized by Swords to Plowshares. The event covered an overview of Swords to Plowshares Employment and Training services, including case management, job development, and special projects. All attendees were able to gain a broader understanding of the opportunities available to them within the BART Police Department.
Swords to Plowshares Partners with CORT for Veteran Employment
17 November 2016 - 11:34
Feature image: Roger Bonte and Robert Aldas of CORT furniture with Swords' Workforce Development Manager Sarah Wong
Last week, Swords to Plowshares hosted a Strategic Hiring Event for veterans with CORT furniture. The one-day event provided on-site employer interviews for a pool of qualified veteran candidates and same day tentative hiring decisions. Housed under Swords’ Employment & Training Special Projects division, Strategic Hiring Events are a unique partnership between employers and our Employment & Training Program.
Veteran Info Session For Positions with the BART Police Department
9 November 2016 - 12:35
Swords to Plowshares is partnering with BART Police Department to hold a veteran-specific information session about the application process for BART PD. Attendees will be able to take the BART PD entrance exam on December 3rd.
The information session will be on Monday, November 28, 10 AM to 12 PM in Oakland.
ABA and Swords to Plowshares Celebrate National Pro Bono Week
24 October 2016 - 12:58
Feature image: Chevron staff at East Bay Stand Down: Jennifer Wolff, Trish Carstensen, Colleen Kent, Carlos Hanze
From October 23rd to 29th, the American Bar Association (ABA) will be celebrating National Pro Bono Week. This year, the ABA launched the Veterans Legal Service Initiative as part of the year’s celebration and to solidify the organization’s dedication to serving veterans.
Vietnam Veteran Memorial Rededication on Veterans Day
20 October 2016 - 9:00
The San Francisco Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be rededicated on November, 11, 2016.
Join us on Veterans Day to honor the San Francisco veterans who died in service in the Vietnam War and their sacrifice with this ceremony. The memorial, originally installed in 2001 at Justin Herman Plaza, suffered from weather and vandalism. The restored monument will be moved to the San Francisco Veterans Building.
Veterans Sought for Delivery Manager and Warehouse Associate Positions
12 October 2016 - 14:34
Swords to Plowshares has partnered with industry-leading furniture company for another strategic hiring event. We are seeking outgoing and customer service-oriented military veterans to fill Delivery Manager and Warehouse Associate positions for their Bay Area locations. These are full-time, hourly paid positions with a competitive benefits package available. The company provides excellent growth opportunities, including bonuses and semiannual merit-based raises.
This is a veterans-only recruitment opportunity.
Swords to Plowshares Supports the East Bay Stand Down
22 September 2016 - 13:18
The East Bay Stand Down (EBSD) just wrapped up this past weekend at the Alameda County Fairground in Pleasanton, California. The term Stand Down is used during war to describe the practice of removing combat troops from the field and taking care of their basic needs in a safe area. Swords to Plowshares was one of the many community-based organizations represented at the four-day event which connected more than 600 Bay Area homeless and at-risk veterans to services including: