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Bechtel Donation to Help Military Personnel Get Construction Jobs

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Hanford contractor Bechtel gave Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council  $20,000 dollars for it's Helmets to Hardhats program Hanford contractor Bechtel gave Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council $20,000 dollars for it's Helmets to Hardhats program

HANFORD, WA - More members of the military will get construction jobs thanks to a donation to the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council.

Hanford contractor Bechtel gave the group $20,000 dollars for it's Helmets to Hardhats program in a presentation at Hanford's Vitrification plant Wednesday morning.

Looking for a job can be especially stressful for military personnel making the transition to civilian life.

Helmets to Hardhats Liaison for the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs Todd Mitchell said, "Recognition of the skills that they've learned and the leadership responsibilities that they have coming out of the military are definitely something that the building, construction trades on a whole recognize and value."

The State Building and Construction Trades Council says it will use today's donation to train active duty, Reserve, National Guard and retired military people.

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