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Jump-Start a Career as a Utility Technician
17 April 2017 - 13:45
Do you feel most comfortable in a pair of coveralls with a wrench in one hand and ratchet in the other? You might want to pursue a career as a mechanic. These professionals are in high demand and you can start the process as a Utility Technician. This stepping stone will prepare you to become a mechanic apprentice for a truck repair company through on-the-job and pre-apprenticeship training. This is a great career opportunity for veterans interested in learning a skilled trade that is in high demand. After 90 days, you will be eligible for the Mechanic Apprenticeship Program.
New Group to Launch Campaign to Save VA Healthcare
10 April 2017 - 14:52
“Veterans Healthcare Action Campaign” kicks off with April 13 Forum Joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
As Congress debates continuation and expansion of the controversial Veterans Health Administration Choice program, a new group is launching a campaign to save and strengthen the Veterans Health Administration, while opposing accelerating efforts to dismantle the innovative healthcare system that serves more than eight million veterans who have served their country.
Interested in a Career as a Surveyor?
4 April 2017 - 14:49
Swords to Plowshares is working with a leading apprenticeship provider to help veterans start a career working as a land surveyor, determining the topography of land to assist in the building a design of construction projects. Apprentice pay begins at $17/hr, with increases at every 1,000 hours worked. Surveyors can make $40/hr or more after 8,000 hours of work!
Are you ready for a challenging and rewarding career?
Vietnam-Era Veteran Embarks On New Career Serving Others
21 March 2017 - 15:52
Joe Bugental calls his new job a “Brave New World.” As he embarks on what he calls his “fourth career,” Joe took some time to speak with us about his trajectory and what life looks like currently.
A Marine veteran from the Vietnam era, Joe found himself looking for part-time work in August. While working with VA social workers to navigate the benefits available to him that were earned by his service, Joe was referred to Swords to Plowshares’ Employment and Training program to learn more about what employment options would suit his skill set.
Meet the Artists Featured in SHOUT! 2017
13 March 2017 - 11:30
SHOUT! 2017 is nearly here. Our featured artists will showcase their art to represent the theme of Self and Transition as it relates to their experiences as women veterans.
Join us on March 16, 6 - 8 pm at Zendesk (1019 Market Street) to view the art and attend the forum discussing their experiences as women veterans returning to civilian life.
Start a Career in Telecommunications
7 March 2017 - 16:59
Swords to Plowshares is partnering with a nationwide cable company for a veterans-only strategic hiring event. The nation’s leading cable company is hiring Service/Installation Technicians at locations throughout the Bay Area. These positions involve working in customers’ homes, installing cable products or troubleshooting issues, while always delivering an exceptional experience for their customers.
“Hey, Sarge!”: 40 Years Later, A Veteran Recalls Early Days of Swords
3 March 2017 - 4:54
Joe Luna can still remember the first year that Swords to Plowshares opened its doors, when the fledgling veteran service organization consisted of a tiny storefront rounded out by folding chairs in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin district.
“It was primitive and Spartan then, but I could talk to them and I felt really comfortable, because they had been grunts like me,” Joe says today. “Those guys understood because they had all been there, had been through what I went through.”
"Make the VA Great Again": Medical-Legal Partnerships for Veterans
27 February 2017 - 13:28
Veterans have long suffered from the invisible wounds of war, such as PTSD. These injuries have become painfully apparent in the 20 veteran suicides committed every day. Some blame the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for failing to address this crisis.
Ready to Work with Secretary Shulkin on Improving the VA
13 February 2017 - 17:49
Swords to Plowshares is proud to support the confirmation 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 Sought for Careers in the Biotech Industry
18 January 2017 - 15:17
Swords to Plowshares is partnering with Genentech and Genomic Health to lead a veterans-only recruitment program for entry level lab technician positions. Qualified applicants will be hired as Lab Service Technicians, Media Prep Technicians, Specimen Materials Handlers, or Sample Accession Technician I with starting salaries at $19-21/hr.