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Vets get help finding work

May 3, 2006

Albany -- The Georgia Department of Labor has a new program to help Iraq war vets find work.

"Operation Welcome Home" focuses on veterans who will become unemployed or look for new careers as they leave active duty. Veterans will get preference for positions that become open to help them make a successful transition back into the civilian workforce.

Albany's Career Center offers job search help such as resume writing and re-training options.

"They may have experienced some life changing events there, and if so we can help with that, if they come back and don't have a job. Many of the folks that went over were young and maybe do not have a work history outside of the service so we can assist them," said Career Center manager Norman Race.

The Career Center wants employers to notify the center about open positions for which they'll give veterans a preference. That number is 229-430-5010. You can also call (866) 699-3540.

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