First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Job Website for Veterans

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_4afa8eae56.jpgJason Davis/WireImage (WASHINGTON) -- First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have announced a new web tool to connect veterans and service members with employers. Obama publicized the Veterans Employment Center, the new online resource, during Wednesday's anniversary celebration of Joining Forces, the national initiative serving America's military families. The job tool will link veterans as well as their spouses to public and private-sector employers and provide a database of resumes.

"Our service members haven't always had the time or information they needed to prepare their resumes, to plot their career goals, to meet with employers and get the jobs they deserve. And that's simply not acceptable," Obama said. "As my husband has said, when you've fought for this country around the world, you shouldn't have to fight for a job when you return home."

Career and training resources will be available at ebenefits.va.gov, along with a military skills translator.

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