$5 Million Will Go Toward Job-Training Homeless Vets

Out-of-Work Veterans
Out-of-Work Veterans

The Department of Labor has announced its latest phase of an outreach program for the group of Americans that should never be. Secretary Hilda Solis has marshaled the resources of the Labor Department to open up competition for job-training grants for homeless veterans totaling more than $5 million. The grants will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations and investment boards who will compete take part in the program.

"No one should face homelessness. But statistics reveal that a disturbingly large percentage of our homeless population is made up of veterans," she said in a department statement.