New Employment Center For Veterans Opens On Howard Street

A new employment center will help San Francisco veterans gain access to career counseling and other job search assistance, city officials said today.

The Veterans Access Point for Workforce Development, a new initiative developed with the nonprofit Swords to Plowshares, will provide career counseling, job search and readiness programs, workshops and training, support services and access to computers, fax and copy machines, officials said.

The center is located at the Swords to Plowshares office at 1060 Howard St., which already provides services to veterans.

“Men and women who have served in our country’s Armed Forces need and deserve the best training and resources to ensure that they can reenter the workforce after serving and protecting our country,” Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement.

“In San Francisco, we recognize the unique skills and experience that veterans possess and we value the contributions that they are bringing to the workforce,” Lee said.

The center is one of 18 neighborhood access points being created by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and neighborhood organizations. For more information go to

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