New York State veterans rejoice: a new program, called Experience Counts, is geared to help veterans and support their transition into the civilian workforce. Although the scope of the program is somewhat restricted, the opportunities it can offer outweigh the lack of diversity. Veterans can use the program to become licensed armed security guards through on-site training, and are relatively guaranteed to find related jobs.
If the training isn’t completed through a state Career Center, veterans may utilize schools or an employer at a cost. Once a veteran has completed their training, Career Center staff will connect them with one out of the 8,300 security jobs available within New York State. For more information, check out the veteran’s section of the New York State Labor Department’s website.