City opens new job help center for veterans
Help is on the way for more than 8,000 unemployed veterans in the city.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the newest addition to the city's employment aid service Tuesday devoted catothe needs of returning soldiers.
The new Workforce1 center, located at Madison Avenue and 26th Street, will have employment experts, who are also vets, help job seekers with improving their interview skills, adapt their armed service skills and find open positions.
"We can never fully repay the debt we owe them, but we can make sure they have the support they need when they return to civilian life, including the jobs they deserve," Bloomberg said in a statement.
The Workforce Centers have already placed 800 veterans in jobs last year, however there are 8,600 former soldiers that are unemployed, according to the mayor. The veteran population in the city is expected to increase 1,250 a year, the mayor's office said.