Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Conyers Applauds $101,000 Grant Award to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

(DETROIT) – Today, the Department of Labor’s Veteran’s Employment and Training Service announced the awarding of a $101k grant that will help homeless female veterans, as well as veterans with families, with job training to facilitate their success in civilian careers. This grant is one of 22 being awarded under the department’s Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program. After the announcement of this grant, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement:

U.S. Representative
John Conyers, Jr.
"I am pleased that the Department of Labor has funded a number of grants that will ensure veterans across the country have access to programs that will give them the tools needed to succeed in civilian careers,” said Conyers.

“Following the Great Recession and the return of our military forces from two wars overseas, many veterans are actively seeking jobs. Additionally, at times it is difficult for veterans to reintegrate into the workforce after serving our country. This grant funding will go a long way towards combating both of those problems, and will help to service a heavy veteran population in the 13th district. Specifically, the Department of Labor’s grant to the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries will enable them to provide services that include job placement, on-the-job and classroom training, career counseling, life skills and money management and help in housing placement.

“I thank the Department of Labor for aiding the Detroit veteran community, who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country.”

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