Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Commends the Obama Administration for Launching New Online Veterans Employment Center

Spring 2014

Washington, DC – Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) wholly commends the Obama Administration for the launching of an integrated employment tool designed to help connect servicemembers and veterans with civilian employers and civilian life.

The new Veterans Employment Center is the culmination of an interagency effort to consolidate the employment resources available to veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and their families.

The Veterans Employment Center is available at Resources on the site include job opportunities, resume-builder, military skills translator, and career training resources.

As the Department of Defense prepares to reduce the size of the US Military, resources like The Veterans Employment Center are even more crucial to ensuring success for transitioning servicemembers and veterans.

This initiative must be expanded with more offerings throughout the national system, and must also seek to bring more private businesses onboard with real employment opportunities.

For the estimated 11-20 percent of OEF/OIF veterans living with PTSD, having simplified access to these kinds of personalized services is particularly important in making the transition back to civilian life. Working can be an important part of rediscovering one’s self identity. Having access to educational and career counseling is a vital component in helping treat PTSD as it shows the veteran that we all care and are willing to add a degree of discipline to coordinate their being.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is one of oldest active veterans’ organizations in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

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