American Legion Employee Commission Helps Transitioning Veterans


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Before he became a claims supervisor at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Daniel “Dan” Hohal was a member of the United States Air Force. Now that he has been honorably discharged, Daniel Hohal continues to be a part of the American Legion, an organization that helps veterans in various aspects of their civilian lives.

The American Legion’s Veterans Employment and Education Commission met in August to discuss the new initiatives they wanted to put into place for troops who are about to return to civilian life. As of this year, veteran unemployment is at an eight-year low – a level that the American Legion wants to maintain or decrease even further.

Veteran service organizations have partnered with corporations, ensuring that service members are awarded jobs for which they are qualified after they are relieved from service. The American Legion’s main role in this initiative is the licensing and credentialing of partner corporations.

Together with job assistance programs, the American Legion helps puts veterans in business settings that work for them, which helps ensure that veterans are able to get a job that fits their particular skills and experience after they have served the nation.