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U.S. Congressman Larry Kissell visits AMVETS Career Center at Pfeiffer University

Kissell Visit 1resizedToday U.S. Congressman Larry Kissell (N.C. 8th Congressional District) visited the AMVETS Career Center on Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus.

Congressman Kissell, a native of Montgomery County, serves on the House Armed Services Committee and its subcommittees on Readiness and Tactical Air and Land Forces and is co-chair of the Invisible Wounds Caucus, a group of congressional members dedicated to supporting and protecting American veterans suffering from post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).  

“While the economy throughout most of the country plummeted in 2008, North Carolinians in rural communities and those whose jobs were historically in manufacturing have been suffering for nearly a decade,” said Congressman Kissell.  “It's imperative that veterans of the armed services who wish to live and work in North Carolina have access to education and employment opportunities that allow them to do just that.”

The AMVETS Career Center, which opened in Pfeiffer's Jane Freeman Hall in Dec. 2011, is the only such site in North Carolina. With a mission to meet the employment needs of veterans of the U.S. armed forces, the Center connects veterans with job fairs, job listings and education opportunities that will help them qualify for available jobs.  During the summer, the Career Center is open Mon. and Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information about the AMVETS Career Center and its services, contact Charles Cosgrove, Center Commander, (704) 463-3026.

Job searchers may visit the following websites for more information about specific openings. For technical opportunities: www.nesc.com; for North Carolina government employment: www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs; for North Carolina's job matching system: www.ncjobconnector.com;  and for federal job openings: www.usajobs.gov.  

PHOTO CAPTION: U.S. Representative Larry Kissell (N.C. 8th Congressional District), 2nd row/far left,  met with officials from the AMVETS Career Training Center on Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer Campus to learn about the Center's activities and needs. Others on hand included (from front, l-r) Joe Cutrone, ret. U.S. Navy, volunteer; Frankie Morton, veterans employment representative, division of workforce solutions, N.C. Department of Commerce; Mike Miller, president, Pfeiffer University; Charles Cosgrove, Career Center Commander; and Jerry Pion, Career Center Deputy Commander.

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