Feds Strive To Boost Job Opportunities For Veterans, Brace For Influx

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veterans unemployment find jobsBy Deanna Glick, AOL Government


This is the first of a three-part series examining government services addressing key challenges among military veterans amid high unemployment, a woeful economic outlook and an anticipated influx of of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan in the next few years.

The nation's military veterans have long been lauded America's heroes, deserving the utmost respect, admiration and support from fellow citizens.

But beyond the yellow ribbons and rhetoric are an estimated 1 million service men and women without jobs, many of whom are struggling with new disabilities and securing basic needs such as a place to live when they return home from war zones overseas.

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