The good news is that men and women returning from service in Afghanistan and other places are returning to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The tough news is this means more pressure on the area to absorb veterans into the workforce as 40% of transitioning soldiers settle in this region in need of jobs. The good news is that the Wounded Warrior Project is providing more critical support to the Tacoma Goodwill, who will train many of these vets.
The Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, has awarded $49,313 to Tacoma Goodwill’s “Operation: GoodJobs” to add a new service for injured service members transitioning to civilian employment. Starting now, seven trained veterans will mentor 56 wounded warrior. The program overall places at least 75 post-9/11 wounded veterans into employment over the next year.
Callahan spoke with George White of The Tacoma Goodwill.
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