Virginia Department of Corrections wants to hire more vets

Dept. of Corrections (DOC)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia officials are looking for military veterans who want to work for the state’s Department of Corrections. The department has hired more than 100 veterans since it began working with the Virginia Values Veterans Initiative. Officials say they expect to hire another 100 veterans in the next six months. The initiative is sponsored by the state’s Department of Veterans Services and links veterans to businesses looking for employees. About 13 percent of Department of Corrections’ 11,500 employees are veterans.

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