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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Veterans Benefits: Federal Employment Assistance

Christine Scott
Specialist in Social Policy

There are federal employment and training programs and policies specifically targeted to help veterans seeking employment in the civilian economy. Transition assistance programs are operated by the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Labor (DOL) to assist servicemembers as they prepare to leave the military. DOL operates grant programs to states to provide outreach and assistance to veterans in finding civilian employment. In addition, the federal government has policies (including veterans preference) that assist veterans in obtaining jobs with the federal government and federal contractors. This report provides a brief overview of these federal programs and policies.

Date of Report: January 4, 2011
Number of Pages: 10
Order Number: RS22666
Price: $29.95

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