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Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing returning vets. Gary Hunter, the Director of the Bend Vets Center says a lot of his time is helping these men and women find work in Central Oregon. “These are young men and women who felt good doing what they did overseas and come home and no job and no sense or purpose no direction. So I think jobs are number one. I read over the weekend in the New York Times that the unemployment rate for veterans coming home is 30%.” Hunter says many of the veterans have luck finding work as mechanics or truck drivers.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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