Innovative Boston Program to Help Paralyzed Veterans Secure Good Jobs and Careers in a Tough Economy
BOSTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the national unemployment rate for veterans with severe disabilities at 85 percent, a unique Boston careers program aims to make a difference, helping those who wore the uniform and were seriously injured secure good jobs and careers in a tough economy.
Officially opening on May 18, the Boston Paralyzed Veterans of America Vocational Rehabilitation Office will empower veterans with disabilities with the services and tools they need to reintegrate into the job marketwhile matching them with businesses and organizations offering career positions.
The new Boston office, part of an emerging national network built by Paralyzed Veterans, is based at VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Division. It is being established through an innovative public-private partnership between Paralyzed Veterans of America, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Activision's Call of Duty Endowment.
National President, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Activision's Call of Duty Endowment
Corrine Smith, Acting VISN 1 CMO
Department of Veterans Affairs
Elias Rojas (U.S. Marine Corps veteran)
Operation Iraqi Freedom-era Boston native and paralyzed veteran who has secured a good career through the program
Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. ET
VA Boston Healthcare System,
Barssamian Auditorium, Building 1, 3rd Floor
West Roxbury Campus
1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132
SOURCE Paralyzed Veterans of America