Kevin Hunt serves as the Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist (DVOS) for Lee, Harnett, and Chatham Counties. His primary responsibility is to provide intensive services to disabled and other eligible veterans who are economically or educationally disadvantaged. This includes, but is not limited to, homeless veterans, veterans with barriers to employment, former offenders, those who are incarcerated and are preparing for release, and female veterans.
Last program year, Kevin conducted over 209 targeted outreach activities for Veterans with significant barriers to employment in Lee, Chatham and Harnett Counties, and over 91 Veterans received Intensive Services via Case Management. Of those Veterans, 20 were placed directly in employment, another 20 secured fulltime unsubsidized employment, and 7 homeless veterans were able to procure both employment and housing. Through targeted outreach, Mr. Hunt was able to enroll and serve 20 female Veterans, that is 12.6% higher than the national average of services usually provided to this population.
Kevin consistently visits the local homeless shelters and attends VSO Meetings. He also volunteers with the Bread Basket and Veterans’ Treatment Court and is always willing to collaborate with Service Providers, partners and colleagues to ensure that he is making the best impact on our communities. Kevin possesses a demonstrated ability to work well with others, he is proactive in meeting the needs of veterans and is resourceful in terms of locating available resources to assist this special population.
On behalf of the Triangle South Workforce Development Board, and the NCWorks Career Center of Lee County, it was our pleasure to present Mr. Kevin Hunt with the Outstanding Workforce Center Staff Award at the 6th Annual TSWDB Awards Banquet on December 6th, 2017.