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Gov. McCrory announces jobs initiative plan for veterans

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Gov. Pat McCrory announced a major jobs initiative plan to help military veterans get jobs after serving their country.

The announcement took place at the Joint Force Headquarters at an inaugural expo for women veterans.

About 80,000 soldiers will needs jobs as the Department of Defense plans to reduce their force by 14 percent.

McCrory said Thursday that in the upcoming budget, he plans to designate $1.8 million to offer in-state tuition at 58 community colleges in our state to any returning veteran. He added that a driver's license will indicate if you are a veteran if the proper documents are brought in.

In Fort Bragg, training courses in different jobs are being offered so that soldiers will be able to make the transition.

There was a large job fair in March, but a wide-scale plan of finding jobs for veterans remains a top concern nationwide.

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