Lowell Career Center – Celebrating Our Heroes at Home – Job Fair

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A 3-DAY EVENT HONORING VETERANS

at the Career Center of Lowell
107 Merrimack Street, Lowell MA 01852
Go to http://www.cclowell.org for directions & parking information

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012, 10am-12pm
Registration is Required
To register, please call (978) 805-4741 or email specialevents@cclowell.org with your NAME and MEMBER NUMBER

**National Grid**
National Grid is hiring veterans! Come hear about their energy program and jobs – get your questions answered.

**Veteran’s Benefits**
Learn About Veteran’s Benefits-home loans, education, tax breaks! Eric LeMarche, the City of Lowell Veterans Service Officer will present information on Veteran’s Benefits and how to access them.
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Veterans Opportunity to Work Act – Beneficial to Veterans AND Employers

As our Armed Forces return from their tours of duty, they are often met with severe economic challenges as they transition back into civilian life.

According to research, there are alarming rates of unemployment amongst our Veterans:

  • Vietnam Era Veterans: 236,000
  • Cold War Era Veterans: 258,000
  • Persian Gulf War Era Veterans: 182,000
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Era Veterans: 192,000

While there are a great deal of benefits for the Veterans themselves, there are tax incentives available to small businesses for hiring Veterans. The Veterans Opportunity to Work Act was introduced in 2011 and includes the following components and helpful links for Veterans and employers: Continue reading