30 Apr '13, 7pm

First Lady to businesses: Hire more vets - Military Times

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is praising businesses for hiring more military veterans — and also asking them to do more. “Today, we are proud to announce that America’s businesses have hired or trained 290,000 veterans and military spouses (over the past two years), almost triple the original goal,” Mrs. Obama writes in an op-ed appearing on Fortune.com “In addition,” she adds, “companies like Wal-Mart, UPS, Home Depot, the Blackstone Group, Target, and McDonald’s have committed to hire or train another 435,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.” Mrs. Obama, who co-write the piece with vice presidential spouse Jill Biden, also says the unemployment rate for veterans remains too high, and “we still have work to do.” Mrs. Obama and Biden plan to drive this message home at an event Tuesday with President Obama and Vice President Biden. In urging...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20130430/NEWS/304300...

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