Sen. Brown pushes for aid to help veterans get jobs

Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator said more can be done to help veterans use their military service to fit into the civilian job market.
Associated Press
Oct 26, 2013


Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Cleveland, said people still in the military should have more information about how to earn civilian credentials to match the specialty training they are getting. He also wants to expand efforts to match military training and skills to civilian job careers.


   Speaking Thursday at a Cincinnati job resource center, Brown said bipartisan legislation called the “Troop Talent Act” can help ease high unemployment among veterans.


   Earlier, Republican Sen. Rob Portman was in Cincinnati to promote legislation to provide support for released convicts to reduce high repeat offender rates. He held a roundtable discussion at a food pantry that offers foodservice job training.