Gillibrand Pushing For Mandatory TAP Participation

July 30, 2011 By
Posted in Veteran Benefits

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is pushing for passage of legislation to combat high unemployment among military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Gillibrand is a co-sponsor of the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011, which would require all departing Servicemembers to receive job-search skills training through the federal government’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Currently, participation is voluntary and up to one-third of those leaving the military do not take part. To read more about this topic, please go to: http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-07-10/local/29779611_1_unemployment-rate-gillibrand-iraq-and-afghanistan

 

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