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Getting vets back to work DelBene reintroduces jobs training legislation in House
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene has reintroduced legislation intended to connect the nation’s 370,000 unemployed veterans with jobs.
About $50 million would be made available through the Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act for the next five years, according to a news release from DelBene’s Washington, D.C., office. The Department of Labor would award the grants to employers and labor-management organizations for developing pilot programs to provide pivotal skills to eligible veterans.
“I think it is unique,” said Kim Baier, OSW Equipment and Repair human resources director. “It is aimed specifically to help the veterans, it’s an avenue for them. There needs to be a resource for them to come into the workforce, a transition, there needs to be a transition, and that is exactly what this does.”
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