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Casey Pushes for Passage of Bipartisan Veteran Jobs Bill

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today pushed for Senate passage of the Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012, legislation he cosponsored to help ensure servicemembers have jobs and training opportunities upon their return to the civilian workforce.

"High veteran unemployment is unacceptable and deserving of immediate action," said Senator Casey. "We can and must come together to create employment opportunities for veterans and help them overcome the unique challenges they face when returning to the civilian workforce. Their experience and skills are too valuable to remain untapped, and helping them gain employment will strengthen the entire economy."

The Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012 would create new opportunities for veterans to be employed in national forests, parks and public lands. It would also create new opportunities for veterans to become first responders or pursue other public service positions.

Additionally, the bill would establish career specialists and other job searching resources to assist veterans.

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