Private Sector


Tech jobs for veterans

First lady Michelle Obama on Monday announced the launch of a credentialing program that the White House says will help members of the armed forces who are leaving military service earn the certification needed for many high-tech jobs in the private sector.

Many departing service members have faced problems landing high-tech jobs in the private sector despite military training and experience in the field because they lack the proper civilian certification. The new program is aimed at assisting veterans to begin careers in fields such as computer programming and software development.

First lady Michelle Obama visited Annapolis on Wednesday, April 17,  to praise a new Maryland law, saying it sets a national standard for removing barriers for veterans in transition to the civilian workforce.

The legislation — unanimously approved by the General Assembly — was signed into law by the governor Wednesday as Obama looked on. It requires agencies to expedite the processing for veterans of 70 professional licenses, including those for nurses, paramedics and teachers.

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