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Initiative helps vets qualify for security guard jobs

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State Department of Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera on Tuesday announced a new initiative which grants veterans credit for their military experience. “As we see our servicemen and women returning, we must ensure the highest level of services greet them at home,” he said. “And that begins with jobs.” Experience Counts is an initiative announced by Gov. Cuomo in 2011 to help veterans find jobs across the state. Currently, the Department of Labor has 91 Career ...

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July 4, 2013
9:02 a.m.

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Union Labor has been doing this for better than ten years but everyone thinks unions are bad so it gets no notoriety. Its called "Helmets to Hardhats" and gives all veterans with an honorable discharge preference over anyone else when we hire Apprentices. What took you so long? Again!

Bob Pandori

July 4, 2013
10:46 a.m.

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Do not forget the nuance that otherwise qualified vets with physical limitations can be employed monitoring surveillance equipment in stores, hospitals, or any place that uses it. Put bluntly, if they can see, speak, and follow protocols, they make excellent candidates.