Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) applauded the launch of the Veterans Employment Center website. This new website will serve as a resource linking together veterans and employers.
"As a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, I applaud the launch of the Veterans Employment Center website, which will serve as a new and critical resource for our nation's veterans looking for employment as they transition back into civilian life," said Congresswoman Brownley. "Far too many veterans in Ventura County and across America are currently unemployed, and this is an important step forward in empowering our veterans to find careers and develop the talents they have honed while serving in the military."
The Veterans Employment Center website was launched by the White House in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) collaborated with employers, the Departments of Defense, Labor, Education, and the Office of Personnel Management in order to provide a one-stop website for veterans seeking employment, connecting them with employers.
Congresswoman Brownley introduced H.Res. 104, a resolution supporting the Joining Forces initiative, which she successfully attached as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2014. Brownley's amendment passed the House with broad bi-partisan support.