Financial-empowerment Conference for Veterans Comes to HCC
HOLYOKE — On Saturday, Sept. 24, the United Way of Pioneer Valley will be hosting a free financial-empowerment conference for service members, veterans, and their families. Held in the Kittredge Center at Holyoke Community College from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the conference is designed to help military families find civilian work and get their finances in order.
Several area employers will be on hand to review résumés, offer suggestions, and discuss possible job openings. Conference sessions will include “Making the Most of Your GI Bill,” “Transferring Your Military Skills to a Résumé,” “How to Improve Your Credit Score,” “Financial Planning Made Easy,” and “Creating a Budget You Can Live With.” Lunch will be served, and participants can enter a raffle to win an iPad.
To register, call Jennifer Kinsman at (413) 693-0212. More information is available at www.uwpv.org. This project is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Economic Empowerment Fund through the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s office of Economic Empowerment.