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Veterans Full Employment Act Connects Returning Veterans with Job Opportunities

The O’Malley-Brown Administration recently set a new goal to reach full employment for Maryland veterans by the end of 2015.During this year's legislative session, Lt. Governor Brown fought for legislation enacted by the General Assembly that removes certain barriers to employment that service members often face when making the transition from military service to the civilian workforce. The legislation also expedites the occupational and professional licensing process for military spouses when a military family moves to Maryland.

The Veterans Full Employment Act ensures that veterans who apply for occupational and professional licenses in Maryland get credit for their military training, education, and experience; requires Maryland’s public institutions of higher education to develop and implement policies for awarding academic credit for relevant military training and education; and establishes an expedited licensing procedure for veterans, servicemembers, and military spouses who relocate to Maryland and hold an occupational or professional licensure in another state.

In April, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Annapolis for the bill signing ceremony with Governor O'Malley and Lt. Governor Brown. Click here to see photos from the event.

Accomplishments

  • Launched Mil2FedJobs, the first in the nation web portal to connect returning veterans to jobs in the federal government.
  • Funded over $400,000 in loans through the Veterans No Interest Business Loan Program.
  • Established the Maryland College Collaboration for Student Veterans, joined by 39 colleges and universities pledging to improve on-campus services for student veterans

Maryland's Commitment to Veterans: Call 1-877-770-4801 or visit www.veterans.maryland.gov

Lt. Governor Brown launches Maryland Homefront mortgage program

Maryland Homefront Program

This summer the Lt. Governor joined DHCD to launch Maryland Homefront, a new Maryland Mortgage Program initiative to make homeowneship more accessible for Veterans and military families. In the first month, five families had already received loan reservations. See the fact sheet on Maryland Homefront here.