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-- served America on the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan but now that they are back on US soil a staggering number of our veterans are unemployed.
19% to be exact more than double the national average.
An Arizona it's even worse 80% of veterans returning from service overseas are out of work.
Now a one of a kind job -- hopes to help them out and the turnout is -- Casey Stegall live in Phoenix there's Casey.
-- make -- good to see you Fox News is on the job hunt this particular program called hiring for heroes.
And what a fitting name heroes they in fact are and frankly as you just heard from those numbers.
Heroes that are having a very difficult time returning home from the battlefields.
Re integrating back into society and finding a job to secure.
-- to support their families and they're hoping to secure work.
At this particular job fair joining me now is is Ross calling his with the US chamber of commerce and Ross this is a really one of a kind event.
We'll -- to the US chamber of commerce putting on a hundred of even higher.
-- our heroes event throughout the country this year for the program itself as one of the kinda guess we should say you've already had twenty some a lot of these you have more to come.
And and that it's working successes is wonderful right exactly right we have one metric for success that is connecting veterans to good jobs and 2000 jobs already.
What you felt when he -- abandonment on strong.
All right let's talk a little bit about why veterans have such a difficult time finding employment when they come home from war.
Sure it's absolutely matter communication veterans have amazing experience it and -- -- leaders and managers.
And it just a matter of getting that spirit out to the community and and employers.
How can people find out we're the next job fair is not going to be -- thanks for asking its US chamber dot com slash veterans all right thank you so much for being with us I sure appreciate it there are more than a 130.
And employers here.
And there are more than a thousand unemployed veterans expected to come through the doors here in Phoenix alone Megan in addition to all of the Booth that they have set up -- are also holding seminars for resume writing interview skills things like that.
Hopefully some of the people to walk through this door today.
Can leave with the job.
Right -- -- thanks so much.
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