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News 3 Covering Major Jobs Announcement from the White House Concerning Our Military

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President set to make announcement concerning the hiring of Veterans President set to make announcement concerning the hiring of Veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

  Today, the President, Vice President, First Lady, and Dr. Biden announced that 290,000 veterans or military spouses have been hired or trained, with an additional commitment of 435,000 veterans or military spouses hired by 2018.

  News 3's Will Nunley is in Washington D.C. now covering this story.

  At theBusiness Roundtable Quarterly in March 2013, the First Lady urged CEOs to: "Think outside the box.  Take real risks.  And work together to make big, bold commitments to hire our veterans and military spouses and help them reach their full potential within your companies." And we're seeing businesses get more and more creative.  Wal-Mart is telling any veteran who has served honorably that if they need a job in the year after they separate from the service, they can have one at Wal-Mart.  The Blackstone Group is setting up a program where each of its 50,000 managers is pledging to hire one veteran. 

  The President, Vice President, First Lady, and Dr. Biden have noted that with the Iraq war over and the war in Afghanistan drawing to a close, more than one million service members are projected to leave the military in the next several years. Hiring our veterans and military spouses will not only help them manage the transition, but shows them that our nation truly honors their service, not simply with words, but with real, concrete action that will profoundly impact their lives long after they leave the military.

  We will have a complete rundown of today's announcement on News 3 On Your Side at 6pm, and here on www.wsav.com.

 

Companies are making new commitments to veteran employment every week.

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