Monday, November 15, 2010
Sad story pre-Veterans Day in the AZ Republic about how our female vets are also devastated by horror from Afghanistan and are coming home, some of them to live in the streets.
This is so disgusting, I can’t even describe how I feel—double vomit comes close! Good grief, people, these folks deserve so much more—and unfortunately, this economy is crushing them, too.
Some need retraining for their old jobs, according to Kristena Hansen of the AZ Republic, Oct 17, 2010.
There are resources for vets, though—some not open to non-vets.
First, most vets attend the Transition Assistance Program, a partnership of the Dept of Labor, the VA, Transportation Dept, and DoD. These are workshops, usually on the base, given 180 days after separation or retirement.
Those with service-connected injuries go through a Disabled Transitional Assistance Program.
Another resource is GI Jobs magazine. www.gijobs.com.
Some other starting points are the Dept of Labor, www.dol.gov/vets.
The VA Vocational Rehab section at www.vba.va.gov/bin/vre/
Let’s hire vets!
If any vets need help with a resume or any organizations want mention here, let me know.