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Injured-Warrior1WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez urged employers to recruit and hire transitioning service members and veterans because they possess “essential skills that companies are looking for: leadership, problem-solving and teamwork.”   Perez made his remarks at the department’s annual Salute to Veterans, which is held to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans and in observance of Veterans Day.

Perez said the same fortitude and resilience service members and veterans have exhibited in the military can be brought successfully to bear in civilian work; and businesses recruit and hire veterans “because they know it’s as sound a business decision as they can make.”  Several of the department’s efforts to assist service members and veterans transition to civilian careers include:

My Next Move for Veterans  —   http://www.mynextmove.org/vets

Transition Assistance Program  —   http://www.militaryonesource.mil/transition

Symposium on Women Veterans’ Employment —   http://www.dol.gov/vets/womenveterans

In addition, veterans receive priority – including career counseling and job placment – at nearly 2,600 American Job Centers nationwide. To learn more, check out:  http://jobcenter.usa.gov   and     http://www.servicelocator.org