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Gov. Deal launches veteran's workforce programs

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Gov. Nathan Deal and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development launched several statewide workforce development initiatives aimed to aid Georgia's returning veterans.

The announcement took place at the Georgia Jobs for Veterans Employer Breakfast. 

With an estimated 80,000 new veterans expected to enter Georgia's workforce by 2016, the new programs will help ensure veterans have a smooth transition back into the civilian workforce.

"As a U.S. Army veteran myself, I take pride in the sacrifice these men and women have made for our country and our state," said Deal. "Ensuring that these heroes find meaningful employment as they return home is one of Georgia's top priorities."

The Department of Driver Services will also play an important role in this effort.

Troops to Trucks is a program that will expedite the entry of veterans into civilian employment through the transportation industry. 

The DDS center in Midland, Muscogee County, will open its doors to active duty military, veterans, Guard and Reserve starting Nov. 12.

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