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Veterans eligible for green jobs training as part of federal grant

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    By Grant Welker
    Herald News Staff Reporter
    Posted Aug 21, 2009 @ 12:06 AM


    Area veterans may be eligible for training in the green jobs industry as part of a grant from the federal Department of Labor. The program could create 200 to 250 jobs for veterans across eastern Massachusetts.

    The $500,000 grant, part of the Veterans Workforce Investment Program, is one of 17 nationwide that combined invest more than $7.5 million in the creation of 3,000 jobs. Massachusetts received two of those grants — one for eastern Massachusetts through the Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill and another through a Worcester agency.

    “Providing training that leads to green industry jobs for veterans is a win-win,” Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Tom Kelley said.

    To be eligible for the Veterans Workforce Investment Program, veterans must have been honorably discharged within the last 48 months and have service-connected disabilities or other barriers to employment, according to the United States Department of Labor. Even veterans who aren’t eligible for the green jobs program could be eligible for other services they aren’t aware of, Veterans Services Undersecretary Coleman Nee said.


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