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‘Hiring Our Heroes' Job Fairs Aid Veterans

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 13: Officer Andrew Hsieh (L) of US Secret Service Recruitment Division talks to job seeks during a Hiring Our Heroes hiring fair August 13, 2012 at Quantico Marine Base, in Quantico, Virginia. Hiring Our Heroes program was launched by U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Chamber Foundation as a nationwide effort to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful jobs. The program launched an initiative with Toyota and Medal of Honor recipient US Marine Corps Sergeant | Getty Images

For many recent veterans, being an American hero hasn’t necessarily meant being employed.

Even as the economy has improved, those who have served in the military since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks continue to struggle finding work in the civilian world.

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