Noted Workforce Development Expert Offering Job Transitioning Book Free to San Diego’s Veterans


Manpower West co-founder Phil Blair to offer Job Won!For America’s Veterans online version at no cost

SAN DIEGO – (June 30, 2020) — Phil Blair, co-owner of Manpower-West, will offer the online version of his newest book, Job Won! For America’s Veterans, free for every veteran transitioning from military service into the private sector.

The timely advice to employment in today’s unsettling job market provides tips and strategies in Blair’s conversational, easy-to-understand style that includes testimonials of “do’s” and ‘don’ts” for overcoming challenges.
The offer, available through Labor Day, is done in partnership with zero8hundred (, a non-profit organization that provides transitioning military personnel with free individualized support up to a full year prior to military separation through a full year post-military.

Equally compelling is Job Won! For America’s Veterans’ self-help guidance for staying mentally fit while faced with new-uncertainties faced by many veterans today.

“With unemployment for America’s Veterans once again soaring I could not stand by and have any limitations to access to the one tool I know will make the biggest difference in Veteran’s transition, whether it be into the private sector, or into a new job,” said Blair.  “Finding a new job, they can be passionate about or replace the job they have lost in the pandemic.  When zero8hundred approached me about the need I knew I wanted to help.”

“San Diego leads our nation in military bases, veteran services and family support…but now is the time to go the extra mile and help them help themselves find rewarding jobs in the private sector,’ said Stephanie Kiesel, Chief Executive Officer zero8hundred.”

James F. Butz, president of San Diego-based Resonnect, commented “If helping people find jobs was an Olympic event, Phil would be a gold-medal winner. He’s one of those inspiring leaders who looks for ways to give back to the people he serves.”

“It is important to continue to support all service members in spiraling upward mobility versus the adverse effect. Reading this book and working with veterans provides us with a “go-to” resource tool for husbands, wives, sons and daughters re-joining their home community, for supporting themselves and ensuring positive futures,” Dr. Jason Galea, Ph.D.

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Blair’s books rank as a valuable resource for job seekers and employers alike, “My career-long message of encouraging job-seekers to pursue their career goals with practicality and passion has found an even larger audience.,” said Blair, who has spent more than 30 years in the Human Resources and staffing industry with Manpower San Diego. Blair has also become a sought-after leader and speaker in the field, and a best-selling author on Amazon in two major employment-related categories – job hunting and vocational guidance.

Blair and his business partner Mel Katz own and operate Manpower-West, becoming the largest Manpower franchise in the U.S., with 2,800 associates working every day. The agency is affiliated with ManpowerGroup, a global leader in employment services, creating and delivering opportunities that enable job seekers and employers to thrive in the ever-changing world of work.

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