VIP: Combating veteran unemployment one job at a time

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The VIP program gives homeless veterans 3 months of training on how to write resumes and cover letters; coaching on interviewing for a job; help with transportation to job interviews; and another 9 months of followup coaching, if needed. Last year, 75 of the 100 vets who went through the VIP program last year landed a job. "They've just been under the radar for so long that they've lost social skills," said Julie Ruchti with St. Vincent de Paul. "They've lost interview skills. A lot of them don't even remember the things they can do."