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Report: The Only Jobs Explicitly Reserved for Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs Are Janitors

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The VA is able to meet its hiring goals by offering vets janitorial jobs, while maintaining a profitable union giveaway that favors current government employees for the majority of open positions.

HINES, IL - MAY 30: A sign marks the entrance to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on May 30, 2014 in Hines, Illinois. Hines, which is located in suburban Chicago, has been linked to allegations that administrators kept secret waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals so hospital executives could collect bonuses linked to meeting standards for rapid treatment. Today, as the scandal continued to grow, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned from his post. Scott Olson/Getty Images

The only jobs explicitly reserved for veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs are janitors, or “housekeeping aides,” according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of data from USAjobs.gov.

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The VA is able to meet its hiring goals by offering vets janitorial jobs, while maintaining a profitable union giveaway that favors current government employees for the majority of open positions.

According to the Daily Caller, the VA is currently advertising for 3,000 positions, some of which require multiple people each.

Only about 50 job ads, seeking approximately a few hundred workers, are accepting applications exclusively from veterans. Out of those positions, all but a few pay only $13 an hour. Simultaneously, more than a thousand vacancies, many with no special skill requirements, were being advertised as open only to current civil servants.

Housekeeper is the mostly frequently advertised position, which allows the department to keep veteran employment numbers high. Meanwhile, job postings with higher pay and no toilet-cleaning involved, like “motor vehicle operator,”  $67,000 secretary, and $40,000 supply clerk, are reserved for current union members.

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(H/T: Daily Caller)

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