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Veteran's organizations learn to help vets find jobs

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ALBANY (WRGB) - Organizations around the Capital Region are learning how to better help veterans transition into the workforce.

Wednesday, the New York State Industries for the Disabled organization, also known as NYSID, held a veteran workforce summit. They host different programs every quarter.

The event was open to community organizations, state agencies, and veterans services groups.

They discussed and learned how to better help veterans who are trying to transition their military skills and experience into the civilian workforce.

“A lot of these veterans coming home have unbelievable skills, unbelievable assets, and unbelievable experiences that cannot be replicated anywhere in the civilian world,” NYSID Director Corey Heritage said. “The difficulty becomes how do I translate that into a resume, how do I translate that into a corporate environment, and say these are the skills I’ve learned, and this is the language, this is the skillset, this is the training that equates exactly to civilian life or a civilian workplace.”

NYSID says this year, they have about 150 veterans working on Preferred Source Contracts through NYSID.

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The national unemployment rate for veterans has reached an 18-year low at 3.7%. That’s lower than the national unemployment rate which was at 4.0% in January 2019.

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