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ARLINGTON, Va. — The Department of Labor recently started a program called “Hire Vets First,” in which employees facilitate connecting retiring or separating veterans employers, and beseeching those in the civilian sector to consider awarding those jobs first to the nation’s servicemen and women, according to press release information.

The program is one of several managed by the Labor Department. More information about the various types of services and programs available to veterans can be found on the Labor Department’s Web site at: http://www.dol.gov/vets.

And a Web site hosted by MilitaryStars, www.militarystars.com, is one of many groups and organizations that works to link veterans seeking jobs with employers offering them. It also lists career fairs and the top “military friendly” employers, according to a release.

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