The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E) recently began reducing the average counselor-to-caseload ratio through the hiring of 172 additional vocational rehabilitation counselors (VRCs). The hiring effort will help improve service to veterans with service-connected disabilities and employment barriers. Once hiring is complete for the additional 172 counselors, a total of 1,113 vocational rehabilitation counselors will be available in the field to serve veterans. The VR&E program currently has more than 123,000 participants. For more information, visit this Military.com section on vocational rehabilitation and employment.
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