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Innovative Boston Program to Help Paralyzed Veterans Secure Good Jobs and Careers in a Tough Economy

Monday, May 16, 2011 General News J E 4
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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 market—while 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.

NEWS CONFERENCE

Bill Lawson

National President, Paralyzed Veterans of America

Gordon Mansfield

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

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