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California Job Center Receives NASWA Award for Exceptional Veteran Service

For Immediate Release


Yuba County America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM presented with NASWA’s Mark Sanders Award for outstanding service to Veterans, especially those with significant barriers to employment

WASHINGTON – At the National Association of State Workforce Agencies’ (NASWA) 2019 Veterans Conference, the Yuba County America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) was presented with the prestigious Mark Sanders Award. NASWA’s Mark Sanders Award is bestowed each year upon one individual or group in the U.S. that provides exceptional workforce and/or job market assistance to Veterans, especially those with significant barriers to obtaining and retaining employment.

The Yuba County AJCC does not wait for veterans to come to them.  Instead, they conduct extensive outreach to find and connect to the Veterans. The AJCC has established partnerships with local military bases to provide onsite supportive services for transitioning service members, Veterans and their families. Additionally, the Yuba County AJCC has formed strong partnerships with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act local partners to provide seamless services focused on the needs of each individual veteran. 

“The Mark Sanders Award for Exceptional Service to Veterans recognizes those who have provided outstanding service to the men and women protecting our freedom," said Scott B. Sanders, Executive Director of NASWA. "We applaud the work being done by the Yuba County America's Job Center of California as they assist our nation's heroes in transitioning to civilian life and jobs." 

Sanders also noted the Yuba County AJCC team ensures that Veterans come first and continuously seek to improve their services through innovative opportunities. The word, "no," is not in their job description.

“The Yuba County America’s Job Center of California staff works diligently to make sure we connect local veterans with the employment services they need to transition into civilian jobs,” said California Employment Development Department (EDD) Director Patrick Henning. “I’m proud of the dedication of our Yuba County staff and their unique relationship with the local military bases to provide onsite services to military members.”

The prestigious Mark Sanders Award is named in honor of Mark Sanders who, during his career with the California EDD and in leadership positions with NASWA, was untiring in his efforts to promote excellence in services to Disabled Veterans. 





About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies ( NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.