Organization helps Virginia vets find work

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Organization helps Virginia vets find work

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that over 26,000 veterans have been hired since the Virginia Values Veterans, or V-3 program, began over five years ago.

The V-3 works to educate and train companies on why it makes sense to recruit, hire and train veterans.  They also help veterans returning home having a hard time adapting to civilian life.

Officials with the program could not give an exact number of how many veterans in Accomack County have been aided, but tell 47ABC that there are two certified partners on the Eastern Shore.  Those are the Eastern Shore Community College and the North Hampton County Government.

"This was a way for us to work with companies, both large and small, and state and local government agencies to help these people transition... See what the things they learned in the military, how they relate to civilian jobs," said Jeb Hockman, Communications Manager for Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

Hockman went on to say Virginia is a very heavy military state, and this program helps harness the talents of a work force many states forget.

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Source: WMDT