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Veteran Community Initiative, Inc.

Veteran Community Initiative, Inc. We are a Non-Profit Organization that offers professional job search assistance/career counseling/veteran services/veterans court programs, and symposiums

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VCI is looking for 1 active or reserve service member from the Navy and 1 from the Coast Guard, who would like to partic...
11/29/2018
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VCI is looking for 1 active or reserve service member from the Navy and 1 from the Coast Guard, who would like to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Grandview Cemetery in Johnstown, PA on December 15th, 2018. These service members will be asked to lay the ceremony wreath for their branch of the service (will take no more than 30 mins for ceremony). If interested in participating, please e-mail Amber at the VCI office at: [email protected]
For more information about the event, visit the VCI website at www.vciinc.org

VCI's purpose is to enhance the lives and well-being of community residents-focusing on veterans the veteran families. VCI emphasizes assisting with social and economic needs of those who are disabled, disadvantaged, physically and mentally challenged, unemployed and underemployed, substance abusers...

04/11/2018

RURAL VETERAN OUTREACH - INDIANA COUNTY ;
When: Thursday, April 12, 2017—11 AM to 3 PM

Where:
VFW 5821 Blairsville PA
9626 Route 22 - Blairsville, PA 15717
There will be: Veteran experts/advocates discussing and presenting veteran topics, such as benefits, claims, caregiving, discharge upgrades, healthcare, PTSD, veteran support groups, homelessness, outreach & enrollment, military medals & records, vocational rehabilitation, veterans court, job search assistance
Agencies Attending:
Indiana County Veteran Affairs Office, DMVA Van, SNAP, PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources, Veterans Administration (VA) Representative (s), Representative of Dave Reed’s Office, Vet Center Representative, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Operation Family Caregiver, Career Link, Veterans Court information, and more to come

Questions: Call VCI Office at (814) 255-0355
All attendees please join us for free refreshments and a light lunch!
COME BRING A FAMILY MEMBER OR A FELLOW VETERAN—LEARN ABOUT VETERAN ENTITLEMENTS, SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
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We'd like to extend another thank you too all those who service veterans and continue their very much needed support! :)
02/06/2018

We'd like to extend another thank you too all those who service veterans and continue their very much needed support! :)

01/02/2018
US Foods is looking for a CDL Driver, Click the link for details!
07/11/2017
US Foods Drivers

US Foods is looking for a CDL Driver, Click the link for details!

Delivery Driver CDL A (17003516)  Basic Purpose   The primary function of this position is to drive a tractor trailer and manually unload, using a hand truck or two-wheeler on metal truck ramps, various products (meats, produce, frozen foods, groceries, dry goods, equipment and supplies) to customer...

07/05/2017
VCI'S phones are temporarily down, if you need to contact us, feel free to message is on our Facebook,  Twitter, website...
05/17/2017
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VCI'S phones are temporarily down, if you need to contact us, feel free to message is on our Facebook, Twitter, website (vciinc.org) or email. We apologize for the inconvenience.

All donations are tax-deductible and made payable to Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc, (VCI) , 727 Goucher Street, Johnstown, PA, 15905

May 2, 2017 1:00-5:00PM
04/18/2017

May 2, 2017 1:00-5:00PM

2017 CAMBRIA COUNTY JOB FAIR - JARI
04/14/2017
2017 CAMBRIA COUNTY JOB FAIR - JARI

2017 CAMBRIA COUNTY JOB FAIR - JARI

Connect to hundreds of qualified job candidates by participating in the Cambria County Job Fair on Tuesday, May 2 from 1 PM - 5 PM at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown. The 2016 Fair showcased over 80 employers and served over 500 job seekers. Register by April 7, 2017...

Carpenters and Laborers Needed
03/31/2017
Forbes Road Sawmill & Woodworks

Carpenters and Laborers Needed

Forbes Road Sawmill & Woodworks Inc. is searching for experienced carpenters and qualified laborers A.S.A.P.. Applicants MUST be willing to submit a drug and background screening.

Penn Machine Company has Job Openings
03/20/2017
Job Openings with Penn Machine Company

Penn Machine Company has Job Openings

We have multiple openings for fulltime Machinists. Our Machinists require a minimum of 5 years of experience as a machinists. Applicants need to be able to proficiently operate a variety of the following pieces of equipment: conventional saws, surface grinders, drills, mills, lathes, OD/ID grinders,...

We appreciate the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce's recognition of VCI's hard work in our communiti...
03/16/2017

We appreciate the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce's recognition of VCI's hard work in our communities over the last 24 years.

02/10/2017

Ten Interviewing Rules
In the current job market, you'd better have your act together, or you won't stand a chance against the competition. Check yourself on these 10 basic points before you go on that all-important interview.

1. Look Sharp.
Before the interview, select your outfit. Depending on the industry and position, get out your best duds and check them over for spots and wrinkles. Even if the company has a casual environment, you don't want to look like you slept in your clothes. Above all, dress for confidence. If you feel good, others will respond to you accordingly.

2. Be on Time.
Never arrive late to an interview. Allow extra time to arrive early in the vicinity, allowing for factors like getting lost. Enter the building 10 to 15 minutes before the interview.

3. Do Your Research.
Researching the company before the interview and learning as much as possible about its services, products, customers and competition will give you an edge in understanding and addressing the company's needs. The more you know about the company and what it stands for, the better chance you have of selling yourself. You also should find out about the company's culture to gain insight into your potential happiness on the job.

4. Be Prepared.
Bring along a folder containing extra copies of your resume, a copy of your references and paper to take notes. You should also have questions prepared to ask at the end of the interview.

5. Show Enthusiasm.
A firm handshake and plenty of eye contact demonstrate confidence. Speak distinctly in a confident voice, even though you may feel shaky.

6. Listen.
One of the most neglected interviewing skills is listening. Make sure you are not only listening, but also reading between the lines. Sometimes what is not said is just as important as what is said.

7. Answer the Question Asked.
Candidates often don't think about whether or not they actually are answering the questions asked by their interviewers. Make sure you understand what is being asked, and get further clarification if you are unsure.

8. Give Specific Examples.
One specific example of your background is worth 50 vague stories. Prepare your stories before the interview. Give examples that highlight your successes and uniqueness. Your past behavior can indicate your future performance.

9. Ask Questions.
Many interviewees don't ask questions and miss the opportunity to find out valuable information. Your questions indicate your interest in the company or job.

10. Follow Up.
Whether it's through email or regular mail, the follow-up is one more chance to remind the interviewer of all the valuable traits you bring to the job and company. You don't want to miss this last chance to market yourself.

It is important to appear confident and cool for the interview. One way to do that is to be prepared to the best of your ability. There is no way to predict what an interview holds, but by following these important rules you will feel less anxious and will be ready to positively present yourself.

Four Chaplains Remembrance​​​  Today, February 3, 2017 we ask all to just pause for a minute to reflect on the historica...
02/03/2017
The Story – Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation

Four Chaplains Remembrance

​​​ Today, February 3, 2017 we ask all to just pause for a minute to reflect on the historical, heroic, and spiritual actions that took place 74 years ago by Four Military Chaplains of different faiths in the icy waters of the North Atlantic during World War II.

​ Even today no tradition of American society is more precious to, or characteristic of, our culture than that of individual (and often veterans) voluntarily reaching out to neighbors and strangers alike in need.

​ Such selflessness is part of both our civic and our religious territory. We at VCI very much appreciate and honor the saga of the 4 Chaplains not only today, but year round.

​For more information please visit:
http://www.fourchaplains.org/the-saga-of-the-four-chaplains/

01/20/2017

Did you know you can find contact information for various Veteran assistance offices on our website WWW.VCIINC.ORG? Just click on the link and go to our Helpful Links Tab and find the contact information you may be looking for. If by chance the information you’re looking for isn’t listed you can contact us by Phone, Email, or direct message on Facebook or Twitter and we will try to assist you! We look forward to hearing from you!

Call or visit our website for more information!
01/17/2017

Call or visit our website for more information!

01/17/2017

After some technical difficulties, VCI is proud to say that our website is now open and fully operational with a fresh new look! Please Click on the link and look at some of our changes! Contact us and let us know how else we can improve! VCIINC.ORG

Jump Start 2017 with a new Career. VCI Job Fair January 26, 2017
01/12/2017
VCI Job Fair Jan 2017

Jump Start 2017 with a new Career. VCI Job Fair January 26, 2017

VCI's first Job Fair of 2017! Don't miss the opportunity to find a new career.

01/12/2017

VCI will be holding it's Bi-monthly Job Fair on January 26th, 2017 at 9:00AM, and it will be located in the Hiram G. Andrews Center-Seminar Theater room. Our Job Fair is a structured unique program, to help our clients reach maximum effectiveness in attracting employers to them! So lets get 2017 off to a good start and find a career for you! If you have any questions please contact our office by phone, email or direct message! Hope to see you all there. We ask that you are there and seated at 9:00AM and to be prepared to introduce yourself.

1st Summit Bank is looking for a good fit for a position opening!
11/30/2016
1st Summit Bank

1st Summit Bank is looking for a good fit for a position opening!

11/21/2016

VCI Will be closed Thursday November 24th, Thanksgiving day, until Monday November 28th. On behalf of the entire board and staff, we would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday.

11/09/2016

Your résumé is your greeting card to employers, welcoming them to interview and if all goes well, hire you. Let us help make yours as effective and professional as possible. VCI offers résumé preparation and job search, and much like all of our services, it's absolutely free to our clients! Call or Email for more information!

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727 Goucher St
Johnstown, PA
15905

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(814) 255-0355

Website

VCIinc.org

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Reminder we contiune our food drive for our veterans who are shut in and in need. If you know of any veteran in need let us know 814 241 6123. We have collections boxes at Rocky’s Tavern (free drink if you bring in food), Stagers in Portage, and Rizzo Chiropractor in Ebensburg. Were still are in need of food drives, and more collection areas. Ask your church to help us with a fund drive, scouts etc.
We remember always and forever our Veterans On behalf of Laurel Highlands Historical Village I want to give a special thank you to not only our veterans, but the business that gave back this Veterans Day. For one day out of the year we give thanks for their sacrifices. For the past 5 years we have been helping those veterans in need, the ones who are homebound, in a nursing home, or even those living in our surrounding forest. So many times I wonder where would we be without our military, what would America look like? Well because of our military past present and future I know that she is protected well. There are many who helped Applebee’s, Sheetz, Perkins, Red Lobster, Panera Bread, Hoss’s, Chili’s Grill, Denny’s, Dunkin Doughnuts and so many more. Understand every veteran we spoke to was touched and fell blessed to have the community give back and say thanks. More so for the Vietnam Veterans, who were spit on and attacked for their service when they came home. So in many ways its way over due, giving them thanks and remembering they were following orders from Washington. Please keep in mind that we are helping our veterans year round. We now have collection points at Rocky’s Tavern (free drink if you bring in food), Stagers in Portage, and Rizzo Chiropractor in Ebensburg. Were still in need of food drives, and more collection areas. Ask your church to help us with a fund drive, scouts etc. Thanks again and God Bless our Veterans
www.laurelhighlandshistoricalvillage.com Cambria County Arts & Heritage Festival – A show case of Cambria County! For two days this September Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th we invite you, Our Veterans and reenactors, to join with others as we recreate a moment lost in time. A time to show case our history, and our progress forward to where we are today. We want to invite anyone and everyone to show case our History. The event will take place at Duman Park north of route 422 on route 271. We welcome Veterans of all Wars, Townships, Fire Departments, Police, Non Profit Groups, State agencies, County Departments, Ethnic groups, Scouts, musicians, musical group, dance troupes, churches, historical groups, farm community, and others who are proud to say I live in Pennsylvania. This is going to provide an opportunity to not only show case your past but also show case your community today and its future. We encourage our townships, our cities, or towns, and municipalities to join us as we come together to show case our County. Also note we are in need of volunteers to help on that day. If you know of anyone or groups who would like to help out please contact us asap. . We need vendors, crafting, food, arts, artisans, NP groups, business, and others. Applications are located on our web site. $5.00 Donation to enter event (Vendors and all display members free) All monies Supporting our Local Veterans in Need.
Quaker Steak and L**e located at 1425 Scalp Ave in Johnstown is excited to announce that we now offer Military Mondays where active and retired members will receive 25% off of their purchase with valid ID. We offer a 10% military discount Tuesdays thru Sundays!! Help us share this awesome news!!