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By Thomas A Kennedy PhD
Ratheon Executive Vice President & COO 

Unemployed veterans need better educational chances

Guest Commentary


America is home to 21.2 million veterans—men and women who were willing to risk their lives for our country.

Unfortunately, many of these veterans face a daunting personal battle here at home: finding work. According to the labor department, more than 700,000 U.S. veterans are currently unemployed. This simply isn’t acceptable. Our veterans have earned the opportunity to earn a living and take part in the very society they fought to defend.

Since the 2008 financial crisis, competition for jobs has become fierce. Positions that once required a high school degree or less are being filled by college-educated applicants. This development presents a particular challenge for former soldie...

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Reader Comments

rcastle writes:

No jobs is a result of Barack Obama's economic failure(s). Even after almost 6 years, liberals haven't figured it out. Even today they argue it is not his fault. Don't forget, the last 2 Bush years, Democrats controlled both houses (2\3 % of the government and 100% of spending).


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