October 19, 2017

First Lady Pledges to Help 100,000 Veterans Find Work

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The First Lady has joined forces with Industry Groups to get more vets working. Mrs. Obama said last week that “the overall unemployment rate dipped, yet the rate of Iraq and Afghanistan’s veterans continued to rise.” Unemployment among post-9/11 veterans currently stands at 12.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.    Already, UPS has agreed to waive the franchise fee for “up to 10 honorably discharged qualified veterans who sign a letter of intent” in the first half of next year.  Other companies are similarly stepping forward to help.  Read more

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