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“Connecting Our Veterans to the Jobs They Deserve”

Earlier today, President Obama announced a set of executive actions designed to help veterans find jobs. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden to a group of veterans service associations, the President laid out the initiatives:

First, we’re delivering on the expanded job search services that I promised our post-9/11 veterans three months ago. Starting today, post-9/11 veterans looking for work can download what we’re calling the Veteran Gold Card, which gives you up to six months of personalized job search services at career centers across the country.

Second, we’re launching an easy-to-use online tool called My Next Move for Veterans that allows veterans to enter information about their experience and skills in the field and match it with civilian careers that put that experience to use.

Third, we’re connecting unemployed veterans to job openings. We’ve partnered with leading job search companies to create a new online service called Veterans Job Bank, where employers can ‘tag’ jobs postings for veterans using a simple approach designed by major search engines.

Connecting our veterans to the jobs they deserve isn’t just the right thing to do for our veterans—it’s the right thing to do for America.

Later this week, the Senate will vote on the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits—two parts of the American Jobs Act that would provide tax credits to businesses that hire veterans. Let us know you stand with President Obama in supporting our veterans.

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