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ATLANTA -- Nearly 40 companies have signed a pledge committing to hire local veterans.
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The Hire a Georgia Hero campaign encourages businesses to match veterans with appropriate work opportunities. So far, 39 companies have pledged their support of the program, which is sponsored by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development.
A complete list of participating companies and open positions can be found at operationworkforce.com.
"The Governor's Office of Workforce Development would like to thank these 39 companies for committing to helping Georgia's brave veterans find meaningful employment after their enlisted service," Tricia Pridemore, executive director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development, said in a statement. "These men and women have fearlessly fought for our great state and country. We must ensure Georgia provides them with the necessary resources to easily transition back into civilian life."