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Hagerstown Hosts Veteran Employment Initiative with Local Support

Veterans in Hagerstown met near city hall on Tuesday to explore job opportunities with the aid of Maryland Labor Department officials. Mayor Tekesha Martinez and other sector representatives were present to support the employment initiative for veterans. Michael Bowers from the state veterans commission emphasized the collaboration with local businesses and nonprofits aimed at providing substantial employment for veterans.

In conjunction with these efforts, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is setting up casual meetings at regional coffee shops. These gatherings are designed to connect job-seeking veterans with potential employers, fostering direct communication and possible job placements.


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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