Show-Me Heroes, a workforce grant to help recently discharged service members and their spouses transition into civilian employment, is now available from the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County operated by the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development.
A $30,000 grant for wage reimbursements to participating employers through this program has been awarded to St. Charles County by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. Service members and their spouses from all branches of the military, including National Guard and Reserves, can participate if they have been honorably discharged in the last five years.
“The Show-Me Heroes employment grant allows us to reimburse up to 50 percent of a veteran’s wages for up to a maximum of 1,040 hours while they are being trained in a new job by a local employer. The same applies for the spouse of an eligible veteran,” said Scott J. Drachnik, director of the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development. “Veterans return to civilian life with outstanding work ethic and transferable skills that employers are looking for in these days of full employment. This limited grant opportunity makes it even more appealing for St. Charles County businesses to honor and hire veterans.”
Local service members and their spouses can contact Sherri Henderson at (636) 255-6060, ext. 5267 or by email at Sherri.Henderson@ded.mo.gov to learn more. The Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County is located at 212 Turner Blvd. in St. Peters.