04 Feb '12, 6am

President Obama Proposes Veterans Jobs Corps | Care2 Causes

President Obama Proposes Veterans Jobs Corps | Care2 Causes

President Obama made good on a promise to do more to help unemployed veterans find jobs by calling for $6 billion in spending aimed at service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan . The Veterans Jobs Corps program would use $1 billion over five years to help as many as 20,000 veterans find work preserving and restoring federal, state, local and tribal lands. He also called on Congress to increase funding in fiscal 2013 for programs that help communities hire police and firefighters, with a focus on prioritizing the hiring of veterans. His 2013 will include $4 billion to expand the Community Oriented Policing Services grant program and $1 billion for a fire and emergency response program. President Obama had first proposed additional funding for these initiatives in his jobs bill. Late last year the president approved executive actions to help veterans search fo...

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