First off, thanks to those who have emailed. I’m tracking down some of those issues and will post answers when I receive them.
A troubling sign that our newest veterans are already experiencing difficulties was contained in recent statistics that the jobless rate for veterans between the ages of 20 and 24 was more than three times the national average.
More recent figures show some improvement, but this is a figure we must watch closely. The ability to keep and maintain gainful employment is vital to ensuring that our new veterans are able to successfully reintegrate into the civilian world.
Are there any readers working on veteran employment issues?