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ODEP News Release: [02/25/2010]
Contact Name: Bennett Gamble or Clarisse Young
Phone Number: (202) 693-4667 or x5051
Release Number: 10-0244-NAT

US Department of Labor re-launches National Resource Directory for wounded warriors with US Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor, along with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, has re-launched a new and improved National Resource Directory Web site for America's wounded warriors, their caregivers, other members of the veteran community and employers. The directory provides access to thousands of services and other resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

"The Department of Labor is proud to team with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs in offering this important tool for those who have sacrificed in service to others," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathleen Martinez. "As a nation, we are indebted to these men and women, and the National Resource Directory is part of our commitment to ensuring they have access to the resources they need to recover and successfully return to work and civilian life."

The site's newest features include: a "homelessness" section providing resources for homeless veterans; the ability to view all resources alphabetically and by popularity; a "bookmark and share" capability that allows users to spread the word about valuable resources on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites; a news feature with updates on information and events; an easy-to-navigate design and interface; and a fast, reliable search engine.

The National Resource Directory is a comprehensive, online gateway to nationwide resources for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. It includes extensive information for those seeking education, training and employment, as well as information to assist employers in hiring veterans, understanding employment laws and making workplace accommodations for veterans with disabilities. The directory also includes information to support employment and community reintegration, such as on the topics of health, housing, transportation and travel.

For more information, visit http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov.