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June 5, 2013

Texas one of four states awarded DOL grant to pilot enhanced veterans outreach project

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AUSTIN, Texas —

“Texas veterans and service members have answered the call to serve our nation in large numbers, and we owe them a debt of gratitude and service,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton. “The creation of the State of Texas Soldier Employment Initiative will help give veterans credit for their years of training and experience, and help accelerate their reemployment to civilian careers.”

Texas was one of four states chosen for this project due to its high population of Army veterans and its history of active collaboration with DOL and the Army to improve veterans’ access to employment. Georgia, Illinois and North Carolina also were selected to participate in this project.

“TWC is proud to be a partner in providing workforce opportunities for our deserving heroes as they begin planning their transition into the civilian workforce. Texas has many growing industries and our strong economic performance creates excellent employment opportunities,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Hope Andrade.

For more information about veteran services available through the Texas Workforce System, visit Vets.Texasworkforce.org.

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