Energy Jobs for Military Veterans Act is a program with a two-fold goal: to help U.S. veterans find jobs in energy-related positions, and to employ military veterans to help build a sustainable energy economy.
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Energy Industry Jobs for Military Veterans

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The Energy Jobs for Veterans Act, passed by the House of Representatives March 23, 2010, has created a pilot program to encourage employment for veterans, this time in energy-related fields.

Energy Jobs for Military Veterans Act is a program with a two-fold goal: to help U.S. veterans find jobs in energy-related positions, and to employ military veterans to help build a sustainable energy economy. Outreach is a large part of the pilot program, to inform energy employers, labor-management organizations, and veterans in rural areas of their eligibility for the Energy Jobs for Military Veterans Act program.

The dollar amount authorized to the Secretary for the pilot program of Energy Jobs for Veterans Act is a whopping $10,000,000 for fiscal years 2011 through 2015.

VETERANS ENERGY-RELATED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Energy Jobs for Veterans pilot program gives eligible veterans opportunities for employment in energy industries, which include: energy-efficient building, construction, or retrofits; renewable electric power, including wind and solar energy; biofuels; energy efficiency assessment; oil and natural gas; and nuclear.

To be eligible for the Energy Jobs for Veterans pilot program, you must be a veteran who is employed by an energy employer and enrolled in a covered training, on-job training, apprenticeship, or certification class.

GRANTS FOR VETERAN ENERGY JOBS

As part of the Veteran's Workforce Investment Program, the Secretary of Labor will set up the `Veterans Energy-Related Employment Program' which awards competitive grants to three States for the establishment and administration of a Energy Jobs for Veterans. The grant is for use energy employers to train eligible veterans in energy related fields.

HOW EMPLOYERS CAN RECEIVE THE GRANT

In order to receive a grant under the pilot program, energy employers submit an application to the administrator of the State Energy-Related Employment. The application should include pay rate for each eligible veteran, compared with a non-veteran energy employee. The application must also include a proposal for how grant funds will be used to cover training and certification to eligible veterans, and create sustainable employment for a large population of veterans.



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