An estimated 1 out of every 5 guardsmen who serve in the National Guard or Reserves is unemployed. Mark Thompson, writing for TIME’s Battleland Blog, wrote:
“While the unemployment rate for all vets is lower than the national average, that’s not true for post-9/11 vets. As of December, 10.8% of them were jobless, well above the 7.8% national unemployment rate. ”
Obama is proposing that communities that hire veterans to work as policemen and firefighters will get preference in the grants competition. An additional $4 billion for the Community Oriented Policing Services Program and $1 billion for the firefighter grants.
AnythingIT works with Work Vessels for Veterans, an all-volunteer movement assisting returning veterans to begin their civilian careers or educational pursuits by acquiring and distributing the necessary start-up tools. Not only do we donate laptops, but we have been hiring and training veterans in an effort to reduce the high unemployment.
If you are an unemployed veteran looking for work in NJ or Tampa, Florida, please send your resume to ITjobs@anythingIT.com