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Military veterans are facing a brutal fight here on the home front.
Finding a job right now over 6% of veterans are unemployed and looking for work our next guest saw the disturbing trend and stepped up the -- Cindy good friend founded.
American corporate partners a group aimed at mentoring our veterans by bringing them into the workforce.
And Steve dear fellow screen right it's one of those veterans -- -- about that.
The morning so it's me tell me about a couple years ago you came to a fork in the road you've been banking business successfully for years you decided to do what.
-- been a very fortunate person I had a great career in investment banking have a great Fallon.
And here's -- -- -- -- I don't want to do something different.
I had been a banker to a lot of large companies.
In this country and I went to some of them and I asked him how we start this program.
And it's all about -- -- we should point out that Rupert Murdoch the guy who founded News Corp.
he's been a mentor.
I'm a number of occasions so how do you how is your mentoring program helping the returning veterans.
We have a view that.
Helping these folks with jobs is not really the answer what we focus on is helping them find careers right.
So many guys have to take the first job that comes available to them to -- bills to pay and they find themselves six months -- year into account a stalker -- And we've been working on is trying to help them with career guidance and counseling not from -- but from the centers across the country sure and it's so Steve you wound up.
Applying you've gotten a mentor and he's helping you look for a job where.
I currently work.
At Goldman Sachs and down.
The real advantage a program like sids.
And the people that work for said is that.
Giving you the easy answers -- the mentor somebody who's gonna help you -- and guide you along this path Tom but they're not out there to just make it easy for -- -- and in Steve the thing about returning veterans is when you're in the military.
You know exactly how to win the boss tells you go do something you get it done exactly and you know.
When you come out of the service and -- used to be captain somebody or sergeant somebody and then your guests Steve for.
-- honor Tom -- then it's really this kind of a program that helps you bridge that gap from active service into corporate life.
It's a wonderful program and city you guarantee everybody who in roles will get a phone call.
Every person who applies we interview them by phone we try to pair up almost everybody who applies.
Is the program really is for folks who served since 9/11 it's a transitioning veteran program.
And if people would like more information the web site they go to the website for American corporate partners it's www.
Hyphen USA dot org.
Well it's fantastic program -- and Steve thank you very much and good luck to both of these thanks very much right.
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