American Legion and USDA Teaming Up for Veteran Employment

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

The U.S Department of Agriculture and the American Legion are joining forces to help veterans find jobs in fields like agriculture (natch), nutrition, and food safety. The Department of Defense announced today the new partnership will help make veterans and service members aware of the training programs available to them by the USDA.

The USDA and the American Legion also plan to work together through the internet, newsletters, and other forms of communication to share USDA vacancy announcements, and make sure veteran-owned businesses know about opportunities for USDA contracts.

Also, the USDA wants to make use of the rural locations of many American Legion posts:

American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a today to seal the deal. Vilsack said of the partnership: