U.S.VETS announced on Tuesday a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation will assist the nonprofit organization in helping Southland veterans find jobs.

The grant will be used at U.S.VETS sites in Inglewood and Long Beach.

U.S.VETS, which is headquartered in Los Angeles and bills itself as the country’s largest nonprofit devoted to homeless and at-risk veterans, has 11 sites in six states and the District of Columbia.

“Verizon is very proud of its partnership with U.S.VETS,” said Mike Murray, director of Verizon’s Government & External Affairs in Southern California. “We’re working to transition veterans who have served this country into the workforce.”

The Veterans in Progress Workforce Programs being funded by Verizon provides occupational skills training, job retention support and other essential employment services.

“U.S.VETS is not just about helping homeless veterans,” said Stephen J. Peck, president and CEO. “We are also devoted to preventing homelessness and nothing is more important in achieving that goal than to have a good job.”

City News Service

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