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There's alert right now -- jobs in America the number is Al 359000.
Americans filing for first time claims.
That's drifting higher than the latest trend we've seen -- that trend is even worse.
If you're a veteran the unemployment rate for -- -- between the ages of eighteen -- when he for about 30%.
Nearly four times the national average.
And as you may know if these numbers the actual unemployment number for this group could be often higher.
Democratic senator Joseph -- had to do something about it he's co-founder of the I hire veterans an issue.
Get along with his colleague on the Republican side Mark Kirk and -- -- we hope.
It's recovering as we speak senator welcome back there.
Good morning thank you have you back bill and we all -- which I'm talking to to my good friend mark and -- easily come back and -- meeting with me to help -- fight these fights and he's disagree -- -- I -- so that they listen senator why is it this way.
I really can't tell you you know I mean why are we divided as far as though no one issue and that -- to receive the veterans and such all hole.
After the enormous sacrifice they're given every day.
They -- I really can't answer that would I would have to say that everyone's worked so hard all the different agencies that worked very hard.
To make sure that they do everything they can get the vets back into the workforce.
We're trying to connect the dots -- 29 others in this caucus right -- our veterans caucus.
We're branding we won a brand we're bringing we're bringing basically awareness -- -- -- -- that everybody has a way of show.
How patriotic that we are as Americans we fly fly the flag we had yellow ribbons.
And we're all out there and we really do appreciate every opportunity we have to be a free American because of what the veterans have done.
If you really want to show it now this is the way to do it okay well you can't -- what can we do what would you tell our viewers stuck and they help.
Well basically is if you're hiring -- if you have -- -- working with you now put this sign up.
If you desire to have this and I hire vets signed they go out -- hired that.
Make sure that when you're looking you're looking at veterans resonated at any type of experience they're the best trained best qualified.
And should be able to move into the workforce and be productive immediately.
Now what's happening go we're trying to do is we want -- -- -- the time and as we get this up and running.
That's a lead time of six months or more who's going to be what we call separating or mustering out.
And what part of the country they do they want to go live in.
And what skill sets -- they acquired what they've been in the service and then we have on the other -- the private sector small large businesses.
That are very aggressively warning to our veterans knowing where to go on this web site.
To find out who's coming what skill sets and by golly I wanna talk to you I got it woman in the headset or what's the website.
-- what's imovie mansion dot -- dot gov and basically get that.
From our website right now and -- idea to get the to get the -- gets.
And the program is thought I hire veterans we're gonna be a touch review in.
Senator Kirk's office well see we get something done about this okay well this is this is it bill -- -- I'm asking all Americans if you really want to show your patriotism.
Make sure you make every half an effort to bring a -- and that put it in your place of employment -- -- be the best reward if you've ever received be the best workforce you've ever had.
Senator thank you good luck thank you -- Democrat at West Virginia.
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