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#VeteransDay: 6 Resources from the Veterans Knowledge Network Topic Page
11 November 2015 |
According to the Veteran Population Projection Model 2014 (VetPop2014), the overall veteran population is projected to decline in coming years. However, there are still approximately 49,933 homeless veterans (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs) and around 5.3 percent of veterans are unemployed (U.S. Department of Labor).
Local governments play a key role in reintegrating veterans into their community, providing veteran services, and helping veterans find employment. At ICMA, one of our main priorities is to ensure local governments have the tools needed to properly assist veterans and their families. The best way to access these resources is by checking out the Knowledge Network topic page titled Veterans. Here are some resources from that page:
Another great way to inform your veteran citizens about all the resources available to them is to develop a Veteran Resources webpage. This webpage on the city of Fernley, Nevada, website is a great example of this.
How do you assist veterans and their families in your community? Post your comments below.
Knowledge Network, Associate
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