Veterans Affairs to hire 1,900 people

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department will hire about 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff. An estimated five clinicians and one support person will be hired at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to support mental health operations.

Those interested in applying may find additional information at Open positions will be announced at

Veterans can visit to locate the nearest VA facility or veterans center for enrollment and to get scheduled for care. Immediate help is available at or by calling the crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 or by texting 838255.

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