Veterans Affairs to bring 500 jobs to Kernersville by 2015

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. –The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has purchased property to build a 273,000 square foot facility bringing hundreds of jobs to the area and services for area veterans.

According to Carol Waters, a spokesperson with the Salisbury VA Medical Center, as many as 500 jobs will be created by the health care center that will be built on a 39-acre lot next to the Kernersville Medical Center.

Services provided by the center will include specialized outpatient mental health and medical care services, rehabilitative services, dental and eye care, outpatient surgical procedures, and an onsite pharmacy.

With the project still in the planning stages, a meeting will be held Sept. 13 at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro to discuss future plans. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m.

Waters says the facility is projected to be fully operational by 2015.

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