A New Strategy For Getting Veterans Jobs

A New Strategy For Getting Veterans Jobs

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soldier-swings.jpgThe U.S. Department of Labor is trying some new strategies to fight the 20 percent unemployment rate for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. One strategy made its national debut in Washington D.C. yesterday.

A jobs summit for female veterans was organized with employers who were matched with the veterans who registered and their particular skill sets.

Seventy-five women registered for the event — and the Department of Labor says the summit will be duplicated around the country if more than half the women here find jobs.

(WAMU.org News )