New website is one-stop shop for active military, veterans and families

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New website is one-stop shop for active military, veterans and families

Charleston, W.Va. –  As hundreds of West Virginia veterans return home after serving their country overseas, there is now a website to help them transition back into civilian life.

The website, www.wvmilitaryconnection.org, provides links to services for employment, health care, training and education, benefits, and family resources.

 “Troops are returning to West Virginia with significant skills and experiences learned from their military training that will lead to new employment opportunities here at home,” Governor Tomblin said. “The site will help all West Virginia service members: returning troops, active military, veterans and their families. Those who have served have done so much for us. As they return home, it is right and fitting that we do all we can to serve them.”

The website is a partnership of WorkForce West Virginia, Employer Services for the Guard and Reserve, West Virginia Veterans Assistance, U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Program, and the West Virginia National Guard.

The site provides local contacts for military services and information on little-known benefits, such as a program that helps pay for care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facility. The site will also offer guidance to people interested in converting military experience toward civilian careers, those without work skills, or older veterans looking for work.

WorkForce West Virginia provides priority services to qualified veterans. Veterans in  West Virginia are encouraged to contact a local office for more information on services. A list of local offices is available online at  www.workforcewv.org or by calling toll free 1-800-252-JOBS (5627).

Contact: Courtney S. Sisk, 304-957-9341