30 Apr '13, 8pm

Employment Numbers Nearly Triple Initial 'Joining Forces' Goal..

Employment Numbers Nearly Triple Initial ‘Joining Forces’ Goal By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 – Some 290,000 veterans and military spouses have been hired since the inception of the “Joining Forces” initiative two years ago, nearly tripling the initial goal, First Lady Michelle Obama announced here today. Numerous businesses also have vowed to hire or train an additional 435,000 people during the next five years, she added during a White House briefing. The first lady and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, established Joining Forces in June 2011 to mobilize support from every sector of American society to help service members, their families and veterans. “[Michelle and Jill] identify so deeply with these military families because they understand the sacrifices that they’re making,” President Barack Obama said at...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119906

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