31 May '12, 12am

Programs Assist Veterans with Jobs, Education, Homes

Programs Assist Veterans with Jobs, Education, Homes By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs wants veterans to know about their benefits, from job and education opportunities to home loans and programs for those who are disabled, a VA official said yesterday. Veterans caught in today’s high rate of unemployment likely can find a job in one of the more than 200 high-demand careers that have been identified by the Department of Labor, said Curtis Coy, VA’s deputy under secretary for economic opportunity. Those occupations are listed on the VA’s website. The U.S. Department of Labor’s most-recent figures from last year show 900,000 veterans out of work, averaging 7.7 percent of Americans, and 12.1 percent for veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. “The high-demand jobs list is not a narro...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116553

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