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You -- isn't going destroyed as a huge new effort underway to help our nation's heroes.
Find work in these very tough economic times a coalition of more than fifty companies has banded together.
With a commitment to higher military veterans the latest numbers -- the country's overall unemployment at eight point 2%.
But the rate for veterans of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Is much higher.
Nine point 5% -- that I think we can now.
Get around good idea to help -- out and the Callaway is live in Chicago so it doesn't whose idea was -- to focus on really hiring vets helping them out.
The you know -- this was largely the inspiration of JPMorgan.
Chase which is long realize the value of hiring veterans it that the very basic level they realize that would -- hire -- -- you're hiring somebody knows how to show for oracle on time.
But beyond that your your hiring somebody.
Who has learned leadership skills they've learned its communications skills they learned how to work within the chain of command.
And you saw all the people all the vets out there waiting for this job -- their thirteen hundred of them who have registered in -- lined up for jobs here.
We're moving inside the auditorium right here where.
And the various employers of prospective employers have -- -- and you see lot of corporations here who have the same philosophy as JPMorgan.
A lot of pharmaceutical companies -- right here I see also Kraft Foods I see.
And JPMorgan Chase.
All of these companies realize that veterans are great employees and they're all well on their way of -- gold.
Of hiring something like a 100000.
Veterans for jobs by the year 20/20.
Because there are jobs out there is evidence that by those tables -- to walking around because they're looking for good people.
-- one of the issues often when people come back from the battlefield is attic get the skills that they need it right does.
That's right because it's difficult transition for a lot of that's before they come to the private sector.
But before we get to that -- play you a sound byte from one of the represented -- from JPMorgan here.
OK apparently we don't have that but many of it yet they want people to drop that yes or no sir lingo and job and abuse.
And and learn how to speak at a more civilian kind of -- level but they wanna hang of these folks will be back later today with more on that.
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