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Actively helping vets

June 12, 2012
The Daily News

EDITOR:Department of Labor and the Veterans Administration launched VRAP (Veterans Retraining Unemployed Program) starting May 15. Any unemployed veteran that meets certain criteria can qualify for up to one year of the G.I. Bill for schooling and retraining into a high demand job field.

Larry Smith of Vet Worxx has contacted John Clark for the House Committee Veterans and was told that from May 15 to June 6 roughly 13,000 veterans have applied for the VRAP and at a daily pace of 1,000 veterans nationwide are applying. Michigan and Wisconsin unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 to 60 should act now. Two thirds of all unemployed vets are 35 to 60.

Also employers are given up to $9,000 worth of tax credits for hiring veterans and training them for any career, under the Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

Vet Worxx has been actively helping vets and their families for over 10 years locally and nationwide.

In 2009 Vet Worxx and Major League Baseball got Marines from Fox Company 2nd Battalion 24th Marines to a Welcome Home baseball game between the Cubs and Brewers on July 4.

Larry Smith

Pembine, Wis.



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