Meet the man aiming to make sure every vet gets a job

Special to NBC Latino

Ismael "Junior" Ortiz stands in the center with Marines in 2010.

Ismael Ortiz, Jr., otherwise known as “Junior,” spends his days trying to make sure every U.S. military veteran gets a job. As the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Veterans’ Employment and Training Services, he makes sure programs President Obama has initiated to help veterans are implemented.

He will be at tomorrow’s Hiring Our Heroes Veteran Employment Fair aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City to make sure everything goes smoothly.


For more on Hiring our Heroes, an initiative from NBC News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that aims to get veterans back into the workforce, click here. Learn more about job fairs for veterans here.

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