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New job opportunities for vets

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Unemployed veterans may be heading back to school by the thousands under a new federal program that pays for up to a year of education.

Officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs say out-of-work veterans can get back in the job market in high demand fields like health care, management and legal services.

So far thousands have responded to the initiative called the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program.

The program is first-come, first-serve for qualifying veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 who are unemployed at the time of the application.

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