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On Veterans Day, Remember The Ways We've Left Veterans Behind

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Even as President Obama and other Americans remember the service of veterans on Monday, the reality is that, in many ways, the U.S. economy has alread...

Officials Not Prepared For Rising Number Of Homeless Female Veterans

Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

The number of homeless female veterans is on the rise, and the Department of Veteran Affairs isn't adequately prepared to handle it. In four years...

VOW to Hire Our Heroes

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Lost in the headlines about the mind-numbing debt ceiling debate and Japan's Women's World Cup victory, the unemployment rate for new veterans jumped to 13.3 percent in June, 4 percent higher than the national average. In real numbers, that's only about 260,000 new veterans struggling to find work. That's a number small enough that if our nation really focused on it, we could make a real dent. It is up to Congress to legislate employment assistance for vets. And it is up to our president to make the case that hiring a veteran is more than just charity, it's a smart business investment.

Veteran Unemployment Rate Soars

latimes.com | Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

Unemployment among recently returned veterans, already in double digits, is poised to get worse as more soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan....

From Battlefield To Workplace: Veterans Struggle To Find Jobs

Abington Patch | Jane Finkle | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars showed courage and faced challenges every moment in their tours of duty. Sadly, some veterans face an equall...