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"The Voice of Working Women"

Names from left to right - (Assistant Secretary Frederico Juarke VETS, Kendra Habbs Executive Director (Rehabilitation Services and Verterans Programs (RS&VP), Tammie Grant.Training Women Veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) is administering two programs to help train women veterans

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Women veterans offer important skills to employers where they can blend their experience serving our country with growing job opportunities in the skilled trades.

A $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor enables women veterans in southern Mississippi to receive training in non-traditional occupations in the ship building industry. IAM CARES, a private non-profit affiliate of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), concentrates recruitment efforts in the region where Keeler Air Force Base and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems are located. For more information on the grant and how applicants can apply, contact Mark Scott of IAM CARES at (228) 762-8642.

VETSAnother $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor facilitates training opportunities for women veterans in Tennessee in non-traditional occupations within the residential housing industry. The Home Builders Institute (HBI), a work force development arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), concentrates on various building trades such as carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. For more information on the grant and how applicants can apply, contact Dennis Torbett of HBI at (202) 371-0600.

For information about other programs and services available to women veterans, please visit the VETS website:

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For More Information About WB, Contact:
U.S. Department of Labor
Women's Bureau
200 Constitution Avenue, NW - Room S-3002
Washington, DC 20210
Telephone 1-800-827-5335 or (202) 693-6710
Fax (202) 693-6725