Over 80 years ago, the US adopted a national policy that would provide veterans of war that are disabled to have access to vocational rehabilitation. Currently, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (VR &E) focuses on helping veterans transition to high profile employment opportunities after their military service has concluded.
Recently, the VR&E entered into memorandum of understanding with Integrated Biometric Technology LLC (IBT) to provide more new employment opportunities for service-connected disabled veterans at fingerprint enrollment centers across the country.
“American war veterans are a diverse, hard-working and disciplined group of individuals that embody the spirit of our company’s mission to secure our nation and protect our citizens from crime, terrorism and fraud,” said Charlie Carroll, CEO of IBT in a statement.
With the new program, veterans can qualify and train for jobs with IBT and will be responsible for gathering demographic and biometric data from individuals that must be secured as it is submitted into various federal screening programs. Employment opportunities will be created by IBT’s participation in the HAZPRINT program where by IBT will maintain the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inspection of commercial truck drivers seeking to carry hazardous materials.
“We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to these men and women who have given their lives to the service and protection of our country. We are honored to repay this debt by creating a new set of high-profile and important career opportunities for them within our enrollment service centers across the U.S.”
IBT currently fingerprints drivers at more than 100 locations around the country.
Veterans will be given priority for this vital new employment opportunity.