Helps members connect to job opportunities
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2017) — Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect transitioning veterans and/or military spouses to jobs in the Greater Louisville Region, has partnered with the Kentucky Air National Guard 123rd Airlift Wing to assist airmen in connecting to jobs.
In partnership with the Family Support and Readiness Program, Where Opportunity Knox will host a recruiting/information booth one weekend a month and hold office hours throughout the month.
Where Opportunity Knox, which launched in September 2014, aims to connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs in the Greater Louisville region by the end of 2017.
With approximately 100,000 soldiers transitioning from active duty through the Army Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) which is headquartered at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command located at Fort Knox, and more than 3,000 of those transitioning soldiers stationed at Fort Knox and 5,000 stationed at Fort Campbell, Greater Louisville’s 26-county region has a unique economic development opportunity to tap into this highly skilled veteran talent like nowhere else in the nation.
This initiative is not a job placement service but instead is about developing a pipeline of transitioning veterans who are looking for a post-military place to live and work. Where Opportunity Knox also provides an online resource for transitioning families to get information about the overall quality of life in the Greater Louisville Region including jobs, schools and other opportunities.