Friday, Several Veterans in Onslow County got the chance to get their own professional outfit as well as receive ongoing guidance to help them find a new job.
The Department of Workforce Solutions in Onslow County started a new program that helps veterans looking for work. What's different about this program is they keep working with the veterans until they actually land a new job or join a training program.
Veteran Outreach Specialist Kelley Hamilton said they've always offered career training services but this is first time they're able to also give out professional clothes for veterans to wear during job interviews.
“The idea for this is not just to come in and get free clothes, but a long term relationship… with the vet rep as far as looking for work and school things like that,” Hamilton said.
In order to make sure the clothes fit, a tailor volunteered his time Friday to help fit every veteran attending the program.
Hamilton said all participating veterans will have the option of getting haircuts, manicures, or pedicures to help them look their best during the job search.
Participating veterans will also receive resume help and interview critiques, according to Hamilton.
"We are going to be working with them one on one to assist them in reaching out and looking for work," Hamilton said.
All services and clothes were donated from the community.
Hamilton said they plan to offer another professional dress and job placement program for any veterans in need in about three months.