U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is revising its regulations to make it easier for rural communities to compete for veteran home construction grants.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more.

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Yuma-The unemployment rate among veterans is high compared to the general public.

Despite the training and job skills acquired in the military, some former service members have a hard time finding work as civilians.

27-year old Jose Reyes, a former Marine stationed at Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma worked in administration as a bookkeeper and customer service representative working with military personnel.

Upon completing his service, Reyes found himself unemployed for about a year. The skills he acquired weren’t enough.