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Labor Secretary Solis to visit Minnesota for discussion of homeless vets

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will visit the Veterans Administration Medical Center Friday.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will visit the Veterans Administration Medical Center Friday to meet with military veterans and discuss the challenges facing homeless veterans, her office said.

The Labor Department is making a push to help homeless veterans, with grants to provide job training. The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans received grants totaling $300,000 for the Twin Cities area and $120,000 to provide services in rural areas of the state.

Joining Solis at the VA will be:

  • David Seay, assistant state director, U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service          
  • Nathaniel Saltz, statewide program director, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans 
  • Three veterans served by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.