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United States Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing Team up in Veteran Hiring Effort

May 15, 2012

Contact: Michael White, (202) 354-7222 Darlene Anderson, (202) 874-2229

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 1012) — The United States Mint (Mint) and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) have launched a joint initiative to assist service members transitioning to civilian life by providing career counseling and information on job opportunities with the nation’s manufacturers of currency and coin.

For 220 years at the Mint and 150 years at the BEP, both bureaus have historically hired men and women returning from service. Today, the two bureaus employ approximately 1,000 veterans. So far this year, more than 50 percent of the Mint’s and 28 percent of BEP’s new hires are veterans. “The Mint and BEP have renewed their efforts and are working together to help support service members returning from their deployments overseas.” said Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios.

The joint veterans hiring initiative features outreach activities and resources to help veterans who are seeking federal employment. These efforts are aimed at providing information on the unique career opportunities at the U.S. Mint and BEP, as well as ways to navigate the federal hiring process. The two bureaus will engage with veterans at several military transition assistance program events and will develop materials to help veterans match their military experience with civilian careers and their associated job requirements.

In addition, the Mint and BEP have recently engaged with Operation Warfighter (OWF), a Department of Defense program that provides wounded, ill, and injured service members with meaningful activity outside of the hospital environment that promotes wellness and offers a formal means of transition to the civilian workforce or return to military duty.

The Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.

The BEP began manufacturing and printing United States currency notes trusted worldwide in 1862. In addition to U.S. currency notes, BEP produces many other security documents issued by the Federal Government.