Streams

Suozzi Unveils Job Plan for Vets

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A new effort on Long Island is helping veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan land jobs.

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi says the "Warriors-to-Work" program is the first of its kind, where government will work with the private sector to help veterans find employment.

SUOZZI: These are very tough times in our nation with the economy faltering the way that it is and certainly with our nation still at war and we've got to get back to basics and one of our basics is to take care of our veterans.

REPORTER: Suozzi says there are more than 3,000 Nassau County residents who've served in the two wars and that the unemployment rate for returning veterans is twice the national average.

More in:

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by