The Show-Me Heroes program, established by Governor Jay Nixon in January 2010, has connected many hundreds of returning Missouri veterans to job opportunities when they return home from service. Administered by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development within the Department of Economic Development, Show-Me Heroes also recognizes employers who reach out to, interview and hire veterans.
On February 25, 2013 at 10 am, City of St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay will honor six local employers who have participated in Show-Me Heroes and made a special effort to reintegrate our returning heroes into the civilian workforce. The event will be held at the Mayor’s Office in City Hall, 1200 Market St., Room 200. The featured honorees will be:
- Allied Barton, a provider of innovative and results-oriented contract security services.
- Board of Probation & Parole, Eastern Region, part of the Missouri Department of Corrections, which facilitates the release of offenders from confinement and other court directed programs.
- Employment Connection, a community-based organization with a long history of assisting clients to obtain employment, temporary work, housing, and job training.
- Magellan Health Care, a leading, diversified specialty health care management organization.
- People’s Health Care, providing comprehensive primary healthcare, such as pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/GYN, dental, and mammography.
- Stone Fabricators, an award-winning specialist in the fabrication and installation of granite, marble, and other stone products for both home and commercial use.
“The response of the St. Louis business community to Show-Me Heroes continues to impress,” states Mayor Slay. “These six employers are helping our incredibly skilled and committed men and women in uniform transition quickly to careers here at home.”
In July 2012, Governor Nixon signed HB 1680, which enhanced the ability of Show-Me Heroes to offer an On-the-Job (OJT) training component and expanded eligibility for financial assistance to spouses of active-duty service members. To date, well over 2,000 Missouri businesses have taken the Show-Me Heroes pledge, including over 200 in the St. Louis area.
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment