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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor is awarding $515,000 to help homeless veterans return to the workforce.  The money will be awarded to the Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana and will be used primarily to help veterans in the New Orleans and Houma areas.

Through federal funding, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana helped 168 veterans in the past year find jobs by assisting them with transportation, job training and other resources.

“Veterans who served our country deserve every bit of help we can give them.  We’ve made tremendous progress in ensuring they’re not sleeping on the streets.  The next step is to help them regain their self-sufficiency,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “This funding will help veterans in Southeast Louisiana rejoin the workforce by training them for careers and guiding them through the job hunt.  A good job ensures a good life.”

“It’s a true honor and blessing to be able to help veterans get back on their feet,” said Gerald Rooks, veteran services program director for Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana.