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Has gone down in the past month but it's still unacceptably high nine point 4% nearly two points higher than the national average.
Our next guest is trying to change that Kevin O'Brien is managing partner of veteran at recruiting services good morning -- you know doing things haven't the F thank you so much work for coming up FOX & Friends you've got a virtual career fair hiring a veteran day is kicking off tomorrow 20000 veterans of -- -- That's what -- thousand plus fifty plus employers some 80000 jobs available on -- less than participate from anywhere in the world.
And why are you encouraging.
You know companies set to come forward and enjoying your your effort here on a -- most important work of wanna hire veterans.
The challenge is understanding where they fit in translating skills.
So through programs like our virtual career -- it lets them understand that there's a lot more to what they might see on the -- so it -- encourages them to participate.
And meet with them live in our virtual environment and ultimately -- -- We'll get an even the skills that they are -- in the military -- the regiment and their braid their loyal day.
Have to stick to as scheduled there reliable employees -- thank extremely loyal reliable high bomb.
Patriotic everything you want -- -- an employee veterans bring to the table for sure I don't give us the details -- -- people sign up -- career -- dot com it's open to active duty guard reserve -- veterans of military spouses who got fifty plus employers government agencies so there's something in there for -- now it is taking off tomorrow but you're encouraging folks to get involved in this forever -- ever -- you know we -- another program called -- friendly that's who launched last Friday it's in the military friendly employer indexed by industry.
And it allows employers to -- company at no charge to show that hey we want to hire veterans and there's fourteen industries currently listed there right so if it's physical labor you can sign up for construction -- something like that fits.
If it's finance he can sign up and there's there's all those sorts of careers yet -- Before you there's fourteen industries right now we're gonna continue to add to that.
-- working with an organization -- -- page history and encouraging small businesses to hire -- for -- day Kevin thank you so much of.
And in our next hour Cheryl Casone is -- -- be here with companies hiring veterans.
Today so we are definitely taking care of our military friends Kevin thank you so much -- I have.
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