Govt. program will hire veterans as first responders

The Veterans Jobs Corps will 'put veterans back to work protecting and rebuilding America' by hiring them as police officers, firefighters

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ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama today continued his commitment to improving employment among veterans by introducing an initiative to hire them as the country's first responders.

"In my State of the Union address, I proposed a new initiative called the Veterans Jobs Corps to put veterans back to work protecting and rebuilding America," he said. "And today, we're laying out the details of this proposal."

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