Mayor Barlow announces partnership with United States Army
Mayor Billy Barlow announced today a partnership between the City of Oswego and the United States Army in which the City of Oswego will guarantee U.S. Army Veterans a job interview when they apply for any City government job opportunity. The agreement is part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia and state and local public institutes. The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees Soldiers a job interview and possible employment after their service in the Army and provides America’s youth with the unique opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.
“The City of Oswego is proud to partner with the United States Army and join the PaYS program to offer our Nation’s Veterans employment opportunities following their brave service to our Country,” said Mayor Billy Barlow. “I believe offering our military personnel real employment opportunities after they serve our Country is the least any local government can do to thank and properly re-pay them for their service to our Country. City government will surely benefit from this partnership as our military personnel and Veteran’s leave the military equipped with the finest skills and attributes,” Barlow continued. “Our local government will only improve by employing more military Veteran’s and any person who serves in the military and wishes to continue serving the public by working for a local, municipal government deserves the opportunity and I am honored to provide this opportunity by entering this great partnership with the U.S. Army,” Barlow continued.
The PaYS program is designed to help Soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline, and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help Soldiers forge professional relationships with businesses and encourage business owners to look to the Army as a plentiful and reliable recruiting source. Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 700 employers have partnered with the program.
The Mayor held a signing ceremony following the announcement with Lieutenant Commander Bryan Killbride and members of the Syracuse Recruiting Company at Oswego City Hall with several elected officials and members of the public on hand.