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Morgantown Makes List of Top Places for Veteran to Find Jobs

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Two important veteran services groups said Morgantown is on their list of top places for veterans to find jobs.

The United Services Automobile Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes rank Morgantown at number five.

"Some of the keys to a successful military separation are planning and preparing well in advance, including determining where you want to live and work," said Eric Engquist, executive director of military transitions at USAA. "This study and resources, like USAA's military separation checklist and military separation assessment tool, can help those who have left or are considering leaving the service make their transition as smooth as possible."

The list compares small-sized metro areas and how easily veterans can find civilian jobs.

Morgantown is the only West Virginia city on the list.