Hiring a Veteran

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ALBERT LEA, MN — Veterans are getting a helping hand in Minnesota.

It’s “Hire a Veteran Month” and Governor Mark Dayton is encouraging employers to help connect veterans with employment opportunities.

The “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” group in Albert Lea is one of the resources veterans can turn to for help.

And those with the group say they are happy to be part of such a worthy cause.

“Vets do a lot for our country,” Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Chairman John Severtson said. “I think they deserve being hired as a priority. I know there are some Beyond the Yellow Ribbon companies that strictly take care of their veterans.”

More than one thousand former and current military members as well as about 100 Minnesota businesses with job opportunities are expected to participate.

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