Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has received a $225,000 dollar grant from the Homeless Veteran's Reintegration Program to help provide local veterans with job placements and career counseling.
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island's Executive Director Erik Wallin says the Rhode Island National Guard has a very high redeployment rate and soldiers often have trouble holding on to their jobs.
"They've come back to their jobs no longer being there because their companies went out of business, and many smaller companies just simply can't keep positions open while members are deployed."
As part of its efforts, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island will host a job fair for veterans later this month.
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