First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

First lady Michelle Obama smiles as she is applauded by Jill Biden, center, former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, right, and others, before speaking at an event for caregivers of veterans, Friday, April 11, 2014,  in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The first lady and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden announced new steps by private and public sector organizations to help ease the heavy burden on what many say is a vital but largely invisible workforce.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
First lady Michelle Obama smiles as she is applauded by Jill Biden, center, former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, right, and others, before speaking at an event for caregivers of veterans, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The first lady and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden announced new steps by private and public sector organizations to help ease the heavy burden on what many say is a vital but largely invisible workforce. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets.

She said Wednesday that the new Veterans Employment Center provides one-stop shopping for troops as they transition to civilian life.

The move comes as the U.S. winds down wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the administration seeks to lower unemployment among veterans.

Mrs. Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, made the announcement at Fort Campbell along the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.

 

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