Twenty-nine percent. That’s the current unemployment rate for male military veterans ages 18 – 24.
On June 1, Fox Sports North aired the story “Finding Work for Military Veterans”. A workshop led by Rebecca Carpentier, senior trainer at HIRED, is included in the video. The story also includes interviews with personnel from the military and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, who are collaborating with businesses, colleges, faith-based groups, nonprofit organizations and citizens from across the state to assist veterans in transitioning to civilian jobs. The full story can be seen here.
Resources for veterans seeking employment can be found at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.