30 May '12, 2am

Enrollment begins for jobs program targeting older vets

Enrollment begins for jobs program targeting older vets

Army veteran Cheryl Blackburn is one of the first to enroll in the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program the week of May 11, 2012. U.S. Department of Labor With the Vow to Hire Heroes Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last year, a new employment program aiming to recalibrate the career prospects of veterans over 35 is now available for applicants. The Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) targets those between 35 and 60, despite the large number of unemployed veterans from the Iraq-Afghanistan era, according to a story in The Washington Post. Through VRAP, 99,000 successful applicants will be eligible for up to $1,473 a month in benefits that can be used towards retraining for high-demand jobs. The first-come, first-serve basis program covers a year of education between July and March 31, 2014. The Washington Post story interviewed two of the firs...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/enrollment-begins-for-jobs...

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