Grantham University and 11 other Kansas City area employers that hired military veterans through Missouri’s Show-Me Heroes program have been honored by the state’s Department of Economic Development.

According to a recent article in The Kansas City Star, Show-Me Heroes, established in 2010, helps connect military veterans with job opportunities when they return home from the service. Employers participating in the program pledge to boost efforts to recruit and interview veterans for job openings.

As part of the program, the state added an on-the-job training program for returning National Guard members and reservists and recently separated active duty service members that Show-Me-Heroes employers agree to hire. Through this effort, the state will reimburse employers for half of a participating workers’ wages during a contracted training period.

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