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The state wants to help veterans find jobs

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia is trying to make it easier for military veterans to find work.

Monday, Governor Nathan Deal signed a law that will help veterans get professional licenses based on their military skills for high-demand jobs such as electricians and plumbers.

Georgia expects more than 60,000 vacancies by 2020 in the five skilled trades covered in the law.

Department of Labor Spokesman Sam Hall said, "All of us at the Labor Department certainly commend Governor Deal and (Workforce Development) Director (Tricia) Pridemore for their efforts to help veterans with their employment needs."

The Labor Department also has special programs to help veterans with their job searches, and the Department of Juvenile Justice recently announced it is specifically looking for veterans.

Recruiters from various agencies will attend a job fair for veterans next Wednesday at the National Guard Armory in Glennville.

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