Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway speaks during a 2015 press conference. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM
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Gwinnett Sheriff’s Office, Army partnering to help vets get jobs

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the U.S. Army to help recent veterans get jobs after their service is complete.

The sheriff’s office will sign a partnership agreement as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program on May 14. The program guarantees soldiers two job interviews and “possible employment” after they leave the Army. 

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PaYS launched in 2000 as an enlistment incentive program, first for Army soldiers and then expanded to include Army Reserve soldiers and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) members who commit to active duty. The program is designed to help Army members prepare for a career outside of the military using their skills learned while enlisted. 

Law enforcement agencies like the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office as well as private sector businesses partner with the Army on this program. Since its 2000 inception, more than 800 employers have partnered with the Army to hire soldiers. 

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