Today's date is February 19, 2020

VETERANS FLORIDA AWARDED $55,000 BOEING GRANT FOR VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT

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Tallahassee, FL – Veterans Florida has been awarded a $55,000 grant from Boeing to fund career development services to current and former service members transitioning to the civilian workforce. This is the organization’s second year receiving a grant from Boeing.

“Veterans Florida is grateful for Boeing’s ongoing commitment to helping veterans succeed in civilian life,” said Veterans Florida Executive Director Joe Marino. “This grant allows us to connect more veterans with career opportunities where they can excel and use the skills they acquired in the military.”

“The proven leadership, commitment to purpose, camaraderie and selflessness that our veterans demonstrate are valuable assets that benefit Boeing or any employer,” said Ingrid Piedrahita, Boeing community investor. “Boeing Cecil Field knows this firsthand as 70-percent of the workforce are veterans. Veterans truly make us better.”

Veterans Florida is a non-profit created by the State of Florida to help military veterans transition to civilian life and to promote Florida’s status as the nation’s most veteran-friendly state. Veterans Florida provides powerful tools for veterans to take advantage of the benefits of living and working in the Sunshine State.

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