Programs To Benefit Veterans Discussed at Commissioners Meeting

by Amanda Jones
 Echo News Editor
Regional Veterans Career Employment Representative Byron Sutton presented information on programs to benefit veterans and businesses where veterans are employed during the Cameron County Commissioners meeting held Thursday in Emporium.
Sutton is currently working with county Veterans Affairs’ (VA) directors from the four-county region made up of Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter to learn what local companies need in their employees and provide training opportunities to veterans to fill those roles.
“I’m finding that the small, rural counties deserve the most attention in a lot of cases. They’re forgotten or not as much effort is put in there,” said Sutton. “We try to fill the spots with veterans, but a lot of these programs end up benefiting the communities at large” because civilians are also accepted into training programs or given opportunities when there are no veteran candidates available.

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