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-- work after war is a struggle for millions of our nation's veterans especially those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan well one fire department in New Jersey doing its part to hire our heroes.
-- -- -- -- cornyn has more on this great story good morning and -- in our own backyard yes good morning to you -- the city of Newark, New Jersey has a new class of firefighters.
Who were heroes before they ever put on their uniforms for the very first time since World War II.
Nearly all of the veterans all of the recruits rather are veterans 28 out of the 31.
And it's not a coincidence there is -- new push across the country to hire veterans when they return home.
Job searching is just one of the many struggles they experience while putting their lives back together.
Last month the unemployment rate was nine point 7% for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Compared to the national average of seven point 8%.
-- -- political career when I get whom was very hard work in and it turned to the GI forum in.
They help me out to us for a little bit of -- -- me in the -- -- this -- -- -- our -- at the home -- -- -- We've got to create a home for our brave.
And these jobs and housing needs an opportunity to show the heroism overseas would come back conservatives -- fame ballot this tremendous.
And it GI go fund partnered with the city's veterans office to recruit the -- some states like New Jersey are giving veterans preference in their civil service exams.
The military experience most of them had made their twelve week training period extra competitive -- The exact same personality -- see if we're building on fire incident I'll go and give it -- -- unilateral -- running and do something that.
They've got put in and that makes -- say you know what I'm gonna go out there.
How many defend my neighbors how to take care people who are right my friends my family and people that I care about and actually -- -- Well the Boston fire department also recruited forty united military veterans this year had a bill that would establish a one billion dollar jobs program for veterans.
Is currently -- Clinton and congress.
Congress once again camping and they.
If they care are any other cities doing this and it seems like a natural fit firefighters these great veterans coming back from war Boston you -- -- any other cities and towns that well yes we've mentioned Boston Massachusetts also Washington State in New York is well.
And so maybe some other states pay attention and congress do something about this -- -- great to see this -- thinking.
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