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City of Edinburg Announces Partnership with Army PaYS


Calendar emojiMay 17, 2022  
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Unique Program Designed to Prepare, Train, and Connect Soldiers to Future Employers

The city of Edinburg is excited to announce its partnership with the Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program, making it the first Rio Grande Valley municipality to sign on and participate in the distinctive program.

Through the PaYS Program, PaYS soldiers are guaranteed a job interview with five PaYS partners of their choice after completing their training or first term of service. Soldiers who participate are able to gain valuable leadership skills, as well as technical skills and experience, while simultaneously easing back into civilian life after serving in the U.S. Army.

“You’re going from a certain different lifestyle into the civilian sector,” said Lieutenant Colonel Adriana Ramirez Scott, the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion Commander, “It’s helpful to already have your foot in the door and transition that way, especially in a community like the city of Edinburg which is very much a Veteran-friendly community.”

The PaYS Program will also provide the city of Edinburg with a pool of highly-skilled, motivated, and professional Veterans to fill personnel needs within the city’s team. 

“It’s an opportunity to partner with the U.S. Army in a program that, I think, is very near and dear to a lot of us here: working with Veterans that have served our country and provide them the opportunity to be employed in our city of Edinburg,” said Mayor Ramiro Garza Jr. “We are a fast-growing city, and we’re looking for employees. What better way than finding and accessing the U.S. Army database of people that have served our country.”

The Partnership between the Army and the city of Edinburg supports the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act.