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New veteran's workforce programs launch in Ga.


Several new programs have launched to help Georgia's veterans get jobs.

Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement Thursday at the Georgia Jobs for Veterans Employer Breakfast. The new programs are a partnership between governor and Governor's Office of Workforce Development.

The new programs aim to give veterans have a smooth transition back into the civilian workforce.

The Governor's Office of Workforce Development has launched Operation:Workforce, which is an online one-stop resource for job seeking veterans. The website includes job listings from companies in Georgia that are looking to specifically hire veterans.

The Governor's Office of Workforce Development has kicked off the Hire a Georgia Veteran campaign. As part of the campaign, employers sign a Pledge to Support Georgia's Veterans and give them enhanced hiring opportunities to veterans.

The Department of Driver Services is part of the Troops to Trucks program, which will aims to expedite veterans into jobs in the transportation industry. The pilot program will focus on getting military personnel a Commercial Driver's license.

An estimated 80,000 new veterans expected to enter Georgia's workforce by 2016, according to the governor's office.

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