Sen. Sherrod Brown Says More Can Be Done To Help Vets Enter Job Market

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Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator says more can be done to help veterans use their military service to fit into the civilian job market.

Sen. Sherrod Brown of Cleveland says people still in the military should have more information about how to earn civilian credentials to match the specialty training they are getting. He also wants to expand efforts to match military training and skills to civilian job careers.

Speaking Thursday at a Cincinnati job resource center, Brown said that bipartisan legislation called the "Troop Talent Act" can help ease high unemployment among veterans.

Earlier, Republican Sen. Rob Portman was in Cincinnati to promote legislation to provide support for released convicts to reduce high repeat offender rates. He held a roundtable discussion at a food pantry that offers food-service job training.