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.
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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.
A crowd of veterans and military spouses attend a career fair on the NYC USS Intrepid.
Rear Admiral T. McCreary (Ret.) and president of Military.com
Retired Lt. Col. Kevin Schmiegel, founder and executive director of Hiring Our Heroes, and Navy veteran John Finneran of Capital One talk about their dedication to helping veterans find sustainable jobs.
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KISS, who will tour with Motley Crue this summer, has pledged to hire a veteran to work as a roadie.
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.
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Ismael "Junior" Ortiz stands in the center with Marines in 2010.
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.
Col. Jack Jacobs