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Out of War, Out of Luck: For Veterans, Skills Learned In Service Don't Translate To Employment

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Out of War, Out of Luck: For Veterans, Skills Learned In Service Don't Translate To Employment

Post by Quiethawk on Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:17 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/out-of-war-veterans-unemployment_n_848898.html
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Post by Sunrise on Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:38 am

I hate to see our Veterans mistreated. When they get back they should have jobs waiting for them - how to accomplish this feat, I don't know.
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Post by Quiethawk on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:34 am

There's No Quick Fix for Veterans
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maggie-martin/no-quick-fix-for-veterans_b_848421.html

So very sad what is happening to our fellow Americans. Truly very sad.....
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Post by mrgolf on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:23 am

Quiethawk wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/out-of-war-veterans-unemployment_n_848898.html
More than one fifth of 18-24 year old veterans returning from Iraq
and Afghanistan were unemployed in 2010, according to recent data from
the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for young male
veterans was 21.9 percent last year -- more than two percent higher than
their non-veteran counterparts. Those who focus on veteran rights and
unemployment issues find that number disturbing.


"We're asking our young men and women to go serve in combat and make
major sacrifices -- not just going into danger for their country, but
the sacrifice of time from their lives. It's a moral imperative to
actually support them when they get home," said Tim Embree, a
legislative associate at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America who
served two combat tours in Iraq. "We spend so much money investing in
the service members while they're wearing the uniform but then to just
waste that? It's a waste of tax dollars," he added.



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Re: Out of War, Out of Luck: For Veterans, Skills Learned In Service Don't Translate To Employment

Post by mrgolf on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:23 am

Quiethawk wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/13/out-of-war-veterans-unemployment_n_848898.html
More than one fifth of 18-24 year old veterans returning from Iraq
and Afghanistan were unemployed in 2010, according to recent data from
the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for young male
veterans was 21.9 percent last year -- more than two percent higher than
their non-veteran counterparts. Those who focus on veteran rights and
unemployment issues find that number disturbing.


"We're asking our young men and women to go serve in combat and make
major sacrifices -- not just going into danger for their country, but
the sacrifice of time from their lives. It's a moral imperative to
actually support them when they get home," said Tim Embree, a
legislative associate at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America who
served two combat tours in Iraq. "We spend so much money investing in
the service members while they're wearing the uniform but then to just
waste that? It's a waste of tax dollars," he added.



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