Army Expects to Expand Fort Hood Job Transition Program

first_img ADC AUTHOR A Fort Hood pilot program that pays soldiers while they work for civilian licenses and professional certifications may be expanded beyond Texas, Stars and Stripes reported.Army Sgt. Major Dan Dailey recently told a House subcommittee that the job transition program is expected to expand to all Army installations by Oct. 1.“The U.S. Army has almost 150 military occupational skills, much of which directly translate to necessary high-skilled training jobs out in the civilian sector,” Dailey said. “What (soldiers) lack is the civilian credentials in order to obtain those jobs.”The program, which provides separating soldiers an opportunity to gain civilian credential and licensing, originated at Fort Hood due to the success of its education center, the availability of soldiers in a range of occupations, and partnerships with the local community and nearby Central Texas College.Data on the program is expected to be available following the end of the one-year test period.Army photo by Maj. Paul Oliverlast_img read more

Switzerland grants final special stripper visas

first_imgMore than 700 foreign strippers received a special Swiss work permit in 2015, the last issued in a controversial programme that expires on January 1, the immigration office said today.Switzerland began awarding eight-month permits in 1995 to women from outside the European Union who wanted to come to the country to work as strippers and cabaret dancers.The programme was meant to protect people who may have otherwise been vulnerable to sex traffickers, and dancers from Russia, the Dominican Republic and Thailand were among the top recipients.But following a prolonged investigation, Swiss authorities in 2014 announced that the programme was no longer serving a protective role, with some permit holders subjected to forced prostitution after arrival in the country.Migration office spokeswoman Lea Wertheimer confirmed that the programme will formally be cancelled as of the new year.last_img read more