Working Wardrobes for a New Start
VetNet – A Safety Net for Veterans
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting increase in unemployment has intensified the challenges veterans face finding work. The September 2020 unemployment rate in Orange County was 9.0%, representing a 247% increase over the past 12 months. Many of the lost jobs employed a large number of veterans in sectors hard hit by COVID-19 including hospitality, travel, food service, retail, and entertainment. Working Wardrobes’ VetNet – A Safety Net for Veterans program provides veterans and veteran spouses with job training and supportive services that help them reintegrate into civilian life, use skills gained through their military service, secure and maintain employment, and achieve economic self-sufficiency and success.