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Robert McDonald

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Veterans face many challenges when looking for work after leaving the military.

Dallas is one of the cities the Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen for a new program engineered to improve veteran hiring. North Texas companies are already on the job.

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United States Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald was in Dallas Monday to launch the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, a nationwide effort aimed at increasing education, employment and other re-entry opportunities for veterans.