The Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs expressed strong support recently for a new program, which is providing paid training and so far, 100% job placement for combat wounded and disabled veterans.
Veterans who qualify for the training receive $11 an hour during the 600 hour educational process, earning $6,000. Qualifications are simple: A veteran must have a VA assigned disability rating, and a copy of his or her DD-214. A Purple Heart Award is not required.
After 15 weeks of training, veterans are able to work at home via the Internet and earn from $15 to $22 an hour. Major companies have been hiring veterans who have completed the program, including HomeDepot, FedEx, JetBlue and Dell Computer.
The program is accredited by Northern Virginia Community College and has the support of the VA. Interested individuals should call the Purple Heart Service Foundation at 1-800-720-9596 or visit www.purpleheartfoundation.org