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I -- our brave men and women who defend freedom return home they often face a different battle to struggles to find work to get a job now for veterans ages 24 and under.
The unemployment rate over the past year is get this 29 point 1%.
Twelve points higher than for civilians the same age nature of one west is a former commanding officer of a military transition team in Iraq.
And says that's should be the first place corporation should -- -- hiring he's also the author of this sneak.
-- these are -- good morning to morning thanks from what are the main qualities of veterans bring to job.
But think what people don't understand is the they understand the battleground is a great proving ground.
Well they don't hear is that the battlefield.
Two -- battlefield which is very decentralized.
It's a great training ground.
So actually if you look at.
Why we hires corporations we've always looked at colleges and really don't hire a kid out of -- liberal arts who's got an art history background with a 3.5.
Because of the subject.
Yeah -- because the colleges acted as a vetting or screen.
Well today's military's doing the same thing I mean the military's investigative force we've ever had.
So I think basically it's replacing college slowly.
As of -- tool so it tonight eleven you go back in after serving in the Marines -- go back in twice you get would the military brings when he talked to recruiting and in -- -- business you trade commodities.
What -- naive about I think it's just it's difficult to translate some of skills you get on the battlefield two resonant.
So -- young machine Gunner who served two tours in Afghanistan.
In when you look at.
A machine Gunner you Begin to what do you do it -- what what you so I have unless the occupy wall -- come after us but.
Really you know what.
Goes unsaid is that there's been a lot of -- relies team based decision making.
I mean the misconception is that military folks -- drones the reliable the show up on time -- president work.
The reality is that you've got to be very very creative to be an -- CEO -- officer in today's military use your -- and from the very first day but does that have to do with the fact that firms don't think that they have a college education.
Is it back.
I think that's partly true.
You know I think again we're stuck concern motto we use for fifty years which is we hire college educated folks for certain jobs.
And then we look at trades and other things for folks who don't have college that's just not the case and so what are you urging people watching right now to do.
Well they're looking for a job or possibly look at a higher.
Look at you know as veterans we take care -- So I think first thing is you've got to install some kind of veteran spying program that's where where the internal veterans are walking point.
They can act as translators much as as I had an Iraqi translator in Iraq.
To tell you what this person has really done in the battlefield how to help your company.
But the bottom line is that that the -- contribute so much that sunset and I think that's the best liaison.
All right major Owen west he said he hadn't been called major for -- while it.
Laura colonists and Tania major today and he is a former marine and author of the snake eaters -- -- time thanks for having an.
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