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Oakdale Resident Jon Pierce Honored For Outstanding Advocacy to Veterans

For immediate release
February 9, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, Jon Pierce of Oakdale, a Local Veteransí Employment Representative with the Connecticut Department of Labor, has received a certificate for Outstanding Advocacy to Americaís Veterans.

The honor, presented by former 2nd District Congressman Rob Simmons, is based on Pierceís ongoing employment assistance provided from the Labor Departmentís New London office, along with his participation with the Transitional Assistance Program (TAP) for veterans. The program is geared toward active duty soldiers and sailors stationed in Connecticut who are completing their tours of duty and are transitioning back into the civilian workforce.

During the twice-monthly TAP sessions, Pierce provides presentations, guidance and information on a variety of workforce-related topics to service members and their families on the transition process. He also details services available from additional resources and refers participants to other agencies and community services that help ease the participantís transition back into the community. 

TAP services are provided at no cost to members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, as well as to their spouses, who are stationed in Connecticut.

Pierce, a retired chief machinist who served in the U.S. Navy from 1979 to 1995, has been with the Labor Department since 1998. He and his wife Kathy have two sons, Daniel, 12, and David, 9.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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