Vet Jobs Update

Posted: April 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Freshman House member and Air Force Veteran Representative Jeff Denham’s H.R.4155 “Veterans Skills to Jobs Act, would help vets qualify for federal jobs by requiring all federal agencies to use relevant military training and experience as the equivalent of federal licensing and certification. These licenses and certifications are particularly important in the fields of aerospace, communications and maritime occupations. In a statement explaining his bill Rep. Denham said that the federal government should be an example to the states that are looking for ways to improve veterans transitions. “America is blessed with the strongest, most capable and professional military in the world. Unfortunately, even though many of our veterans have the training to perform a wide variety of occupations, the private sector and even other departments of the federal government do not
recognize this training.” The new bill has only one co-sponsor, Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) who is the highest ranking enlisted retiree ever to serve in Congress. Both these men have served and understand the worth of the training and experience servicemembers get for future occupations. [Source: TREA News for the Enlisted 23 Mar 2012 ++]


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