WATCH LIVE: First lady urges governors to help veterans find jobs
By Justin Sink - 02/25/13 03:12 PM EST
The first lady is expected to address governors Monday at their annual meeting in Washington, and urge them to find ways to grant returning military members professional credentials and licenses based on their training and experience in service. The administration says credentials for commercial driving, nursing and emergency medical services could help troops returning home from the Middle East as they re-enter civilian life.
The administration did not provide the AP a cost estimate for the program, but suggested it could be a net cost-saver because it would help keep returning veterans from taking advantage of social safety net programs like unemployment.
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