EPA Partners with VA to Offer More Job Opportunities for Veterans
With the early success of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program recently promoted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is climbing on the bandwagon. Veterans, who are unemployed, may now see more employment opportunities available in the water industries.
A new agreement with the VA is allowing the EPA to seek out qualified veterans for training to staff positions at water and wastewater utility plants. The EPA seeks to create job and career opportunities for hundreds of veterans across the U.S. at local water industries.
Many of the technical skills that military personnel learn during service can be translated to jobs in the wastewater management sector. With this industry growing an estimated 20% in the coming years and many current employees set to retire within 7 years, the demand for new employees is increasing.
Jobs in the following fields may be available for veterans who are seeking employment:
- laboratory and water science;
- operations and maintenance;
- management and administration;
- communications; and
- public education.
Veterans have many benefits and resources available to them, especially through the VA. It is important that veterans seek out opportunities, such as this, and veterans disability benefits, if they qualify.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights associate today – 1-(800)-800-3332.