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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. will testify before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs tomorrow morning to discuss long-overdue legislation to help veterans find jobs.
Loyalty. Discipline. Respect. Leadership. Those are values that any employer would like to see in new employees - and those are the values that make veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan our country's next Greatest Generation.
The Veteran Opportunity to Work Act of 2011 (H.R. 2433) was introduced July 7, 2011 by Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, to help curb rising veteran unemployment.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 13.3 percent OEF/OIF-era veteran unemployment rate for the month of June, up over a full percentage point from 12.1 percent in May.
Although the national unemployment rate continues to decrease slightly, the unemployment number for veterans keeps climbing.