Ill. aims to help military veterans find jobs - KMOV.com

Ill. aims to help military veterans find jobs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois is launching a new program meant to help military veterans find jobs when they return to civilian life.

The project is being called "Operation Employ Veterans." Officials say the project will educate employers about the benefits of hiring veterans and also help service members and their families as they leave the military.

Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that the goal is to provide "a good job and greater opportunity" for people who have served their country.

State government is helping to pay for the project. It's a joint initiative of the disabilityworks program and the Easter Seals organization.

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