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  • Proving key job programs for veterans

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  • From single parenthood to stalled careers, military spouses make own sacrifice for country

    Military spouses get special attention at a job fair at Ft. Hood, Texas. Those married to military service members have an unemployment rate more than twice that of the civilian population.

    Erin Trieb / VII for msnbc.com

    For the past 22 years, Carla Fears has followed her husband, Sgt. 1st class Nathaniel Fears, from base to base, taking any job she could find. With her husband planning to retire in the next year or two, she's now trying to figure out what job she wants to do instead of what she has to do.

  • Veterans battle PTSD stigma -- even if they don't have it

    NBC's Janet Shamlian discusses job fairs for spouses of veterans, and NBC's Kevin Tibbles talks with veteran Brad Watson about how military experience can be translated to workplace qualifications on a resume.

  • Veterans find work at 'Hiring our Heroes' job fairs

    Marine Sgt. Edzavier Reese found a job at GameStop in Atlanta, Ga., through the 'Hiring our Heroes' job fair.

    Lisa Rosser, founder of The Value of a Veteran, talks about the benefits of hiring military veterans.

    In an effort to reduce the unemployment rate among veterans and their spouses, job fairs sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are being held around the country in partnership with NBC News. NBC's Chris Jansing reports.

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