House Budget Includes Funding to Assist Merrimack Valley Veterans

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives has included in its FY’15 Budget an amendment, sponsored by Diana, for funding to assist the Career Resources Corporation (CRC) in its effort to assist disabled veterans seeking job opportunities.

Based in Haverhill, CRC is a non-profit organization that serves communities across the Merrimack Valley. For 40 years, it has been working to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to be self-sufficient and successful.

Its partnership with Valley Works Career Center, the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center and the City of Haverhill Veterans’ Services has provided local veterans with comprehensive support to seek and maintain employment.

“With the inclusion of this amendment, CRC has estimated it will be able to serve an additional 27 veterans in the Merrimack Valley who are seeking employment,” said Diana, who represents communities in North Andover, Methuen, Lawrence and Haverhill. “I want to express my deepest gratitude to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey (D-Haverhill) for his leadership in fighting with me for these funds and to Brad Howell and everyone else at CRC for the amazing work they are doing in the community every day.”

“Unemployment among veterans remains comparatively high to the overall population,” said State Representative Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen). “Representative DiZoglio and CRC are to be commended for their efforts to bring this amendment forward.”