New Mexico Department Of Workforce Solutions Assists US Forest Service In Hiring Disabled New Mexicans For Needed Jobs

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New Mexico Department Of Workforce Solutions Assists US Forest Service In Hiring Disabled New Mexicans For Needed Jobs

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) is working closely with the US Forest Service to help fill needed seasonal jobs with veteran and disabled New Mexicans looking for meaningful work.

For years, NMDWS has been assisting the Forest Service in filling their 300+ seasonal jobs with a rapid hire model utilizing the department’s 21 regional offices and Mobile Workforce Unit. In the last two weeks, NMDWS and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation were able to assist the Forest Service in hiring 15 disabled New Mexicans in a targeted effort to provide meaningful work to members of our disabled community.

These service members will greet visitors and distribute items like maps, Christmas tree permits, and senior passes.

“Everyone deserves a fair shot at fulfilling work,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “I’m striving to create that environment every day. How cool is a job with the Forest Service? I’m grateful my Workforce Solutions team has been part of this effort.”

“Serving our beautiful public lands gives these community members a quality job as ambassadors to our spectacular mountains, lakes, and deserts” said NMDWS Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley. “It also affirms that all New Mexicans have a way to contribute, and we are so proud to work with the Forest Service so that everyone can win with this program.”

The state of New Mexico will continue to work with every public and private employer to find quality work for every New Mexican who wants a good job, and get employers the skilled help they need to thrive.