Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hire a Vet: House committee passes jobs bill for veterans

A key House committee approved a $1.5 billion veterans’ employment bill Thursday that promises a new job retraining program for veterans aged 35 and older who have been out of work for at least 26 weeks as well as improvements in transition assistance, job placement and professional licensing initiatives for all veterans.

Rep. Bob Filner of California, the committee’s ranking Democrat, said using home loan fees to pay for employment aid is “strange, hypocritical and even tragic.”

He also said the programs in the bill would not provide any immediate jobs. “Retraining is great, but if there are no jobs what good does it do?”
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