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Thousands hired as a result of Legion's #veteran, #military hiring fairs. @HireOurHeroes @RecruitMilitary

Thousands hired as a result of Legion's #veteran, #military hiring fairs. @HireOurHeroes @RecruitMilitary

The American Legion’s longstanding campaign to gain full employment for the nation’s job-seeking veterans accelerated rapidly this past year. According to a report just released by its Economic Division in Washington, D.C., the Legion will have hosted, sponsored or participated in more than 200 veterans hiring fairs by the end of the 2012 calendar year – a record number. In addition, approximately 7,000 of those attending these hiring fairs ended up getting hired. Data gathered from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, RecruitMilitary and Monster/Military.com show an overall unemployment rate among veterans of 6.6 percent, markedly below the national average. However, joblessness among young veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is dramatically higher: 9.5 percent among male veterans and 12.9 among females – who, according to the BLS...

Full article: http://www.legion.org/careers/213158/record-year-legion-h...

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