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TAPP Joins Efforts to Help Vets

Q. I'm one of the vets they're talking about that can't find a job and I've been huinting for more than a year. I know the president's been trying to help, but I wonder what is actually out there for me.

Ans. Count the Talented Allilance of Part-time Professionals among those who have stepped up to this plate. The organization (TAPP) just announced it is offering free membership to all vets to help them transition into civilian life. CEO Linda J. Gold says the membership is valued at $60, and the organization will help vets  leverage their skills, talents and unparalleled experience from the military into the workplace. It also will teach them skill building and social media. See

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