Oakland – Vice President Joe Biden joined IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell, PG&E CEO Tony Earley, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and 15 students in PG&E’s job training program, PowerPathway, on April 10 to highlight the importance of training and hiring America’s veterans. The event, held at the Oakport Service Center in Oakland, included a roundtable where Biden spoke with the 15 students, who between them represented all five branches of service.
“Vice President Biden did a great job underlining the value in hiring America’s vets,” said IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell. “We’ve been working on these issues for years, and it’s great to see the Administration acknowledging how important it is to provide education and workplace training for our returning heroes. Vice President Biden has long been a champion of both the labor movement and our nation’s veterans, and I think he appreciated seeing the work we’re doing to bring those two groups together.”
IBEW 1245’s Vets program, which connects 1245 veterans with those who are returning home and looking for work, aims to “to be a band of Union brothers and sisters – veterans who support each other and vets outside IBEW.” You can learn more about their work here.