Department: Workforce Center
Release Date: Jun 20, 2011
Lew Wymisner, 970.498.6605, LWymisner@larimer.org
VFW National Employment Awards Program
Each year the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) bestows national awards on individuals, groups, or companies who have furthered employment opportunities for veterans in some way. These awards are intended not only to recognize the achievements of those who have excelled in providing employment services to veterans, but also to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing our nation's veterans. Two national employment awards were recently presented to the Larimer County Workforce Center at the VFW State Convention, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Security, Colorado.
Local Office of Public Employment Service Award – Larimer County Workforce Center
The purpose of this award is to recognize Public Employment Service Offices that have excelled in providing services to veterans. It is presented to Public Employment Service Offices that have exceptional records of assisting veterans beyond what is required by federal, state, or local directives. Each department of the VFW nominates one candidate for national competition.
James C. Gates Distinguished Employment Service Award – Chad Imker, Regional Veteran Employment Representative, Larimer County Workforce Center
The James C. Gates Distinguished Service Award is given each year in recognition of extraordinary and meritorious service to those who have substantially contributed to advancing meaningful employment for veterans.