Texas Workforce Commission chairman Tom Pauken released a statement last week following recent media reports about the difficulty returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan face in finding jobs as they transition to civilian life. Pauken said the TWC is addressing that issue in a number of ways, and that the state of Texas is leading the way in assisting returning veterans by developing programs that will put their military experience to work in the civilian world.
“These young men and women have answered our country’s call under very difficult circumstances, and they deserve our full support in making a successful transition to the civilian world,” Pauken said in the press release. “Texas is the No. 1 state in the nation for business. Let’s also strive to be the No. 1 state in the U.S. in welcoming home our returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan the right way by putting that experience to work.”
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