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By Phil Piemonte

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Department of Homeland Security may be the place for job-seeking vets


There’s no underestimating the importance of military veterans to the federal workforce. Transitioning vets have long provided a reliable pool of high-quality candidates for civilian positions in the federal government—and not just at DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, for example, spoke at a July 22 meeting hosted by the Disabled American Veterans to reiterate the department’s dedication to helping severely wounded or disabled vets find jobs.

DHS, with 22 agencies under its umbrella, says it wants to add thousands more veterans to the 47,000 vets who now account for about a quarter of the total DHS workforce.

For interested parties, the place to get started is www.dhs.gov/veterans, a one-stop location for finding out more about the department’s veteran outreach initiatives.

Posted by Phil Piemonte on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:13 PM


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