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Gov. Nixon encourages Missourians to recognize those who served in nation’s military this Veterans Day

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON

Gov. Nixon encourages Missourians to recognize those who served in nation’s military this Veterans Day

Gov. Nixon recognizes southwest Missouri-area businesses that have taken the Show-Me Heroes pledge to recruit and hire veterans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This Veterans Day, Gov. Jay Nixon is encouraging Missourians to recognize and thank throughout the year the dedicated men and women who have honorably served in our nation’s military.

“Generations of Missourians have answered the call to serve in our military and preserve our freedoms,” Gov. Nixon said. “On Veterans Day, especially, we acknowledge the sacrifices these men and women have made and give renewed honor and respect to our armed forces. On behalf of six million Missourians, I thank our service members for their selfless dedication to our country.”

Gov. Nixon’s administration has made it a priority to ensure Missouri’s service members have a smooth transition from military life to civilian life, including access to good-paying, meaningful careers. In 2010, Gov. Nixon established the Show-Me Heroes program, an initiative that connects military service members with job opportunities when they return home.

“Serving in the Armed Forces, one develops a unique set of skills and strong work ethic, making these men and women incredibly valuable members of our workforce,” the Governor said. “From an Army Civil Affairs Specialist, to a Business Operations Specialist, or a Navy Hospital Corpsman to an EMT, these folks are highly trained individuals with in-demand skills. I encourage all employers to consider how hiring veterans could improve their business.”

Administered by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, Show-Me Heroes showcases Missouri businesses that are willing and eager to hire veterans. Employers participating in the Show-Me Heroes program sign a pledge to ramp up efforts to recruit and interview veterans for job openings at their business.

To date, 3,440 Missouri businesses have taken the Show-Me Heroes pledge and 4,622 veterans have been hired. Businesses that hire veterans receive the Flag of Freedom award, which consists of a plaque featuring an American flag patch from the combat uniform of a member of the Missouri National Guard worn while that Citizen-Soldier or Airman was deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Gov. Nixon thanked southwest Missouri-area businesses that have taken the Show-Me Heroes pledge and hired local veterans and service members. Among the area businesses that have hired veterans since joining the program are Living Green Interior Landscaping, Webb City; Windsor Quality Food Company Ltd., Carthage; Lowe’s, Neosho; Lowe’s, Joplin; A&E Office & Facility Care, Joplin; Leggett & Platt Inc. - Flex-O-Lators, Carthage; Lowes, Carthage; Medicalodges Nevada, Nevada; Alliance Water Resources, Nevada; and C.R. England in locations throughout the state.

Employers wishing to participate in Show-Me Heroes can visit the state’s website, MO.gov, to register and take the pledge. Once a company has done so, it is listed prominently in an online database that highlights veteran-friendly employers across Missouri. The database includes contact information for the businesses and links to their websites. Employers receive a special certificate, signed by the Governor, and a decal to display at their location.

To see a story of a Missouri veteran hired under the Show-Me Heroes program, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCsHTz_Rrm8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUvkanoZhs5W6lN4wR3T2SrQ.

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