Military hosting job fairs for Iraq, Afghan war veterans

NBC’s Charles Hadlock reports live from a job fair at Fort Hood, Texas. Hadlock discusses why soldiers are pushed to take classes on how to find a job after their service is finished. 

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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Paul Jordan way to go !!!!! i did infantry 12 years as an Jewish marine/ soldier..... you cant go wrong trust him in any environment with my life !!! would be a great asset to KISS !!!

    Reply#1 - Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:25 PM EDT

    Over 20 Companies Unite To Offer Veterans Jobs This Thursday

    Southbay Veterans Employment Committee and PinkSlipMixers to help military service members find work by introducing them to hiring companies in the Los Angeles Area.

    The Southbay Veterans Employment Committee and PinkSlipMixers.com are partnering with ICDC to host the “Veterans’ Friendly Job Event” this Thursday March 29, from 9 AM to 2 PM at the World Business Center located at 1891 North Gaffey Street in San Pedro (). Last week, PinkSlipMixers.com kicked off the “Rip Up Our Pink Slips” movement that empowers the unemployed and underemployed by publicly proclaiming their availability to work. This week, PinkSlipMixers continues the movement by focusing on military service member and help them find work by introducing them to hiring companies.

    Although the job market has had the highest improvement since the start of the 2008 recession, Military Service Members entering the workforce have one of the highest unemployment rates of any demographic set. Often overlooked and passed up by hiring companies, military professionals can help struggling companies improve their businesses. Edwin Duterte says, “Our US Military has invested a lot of resources to their members and many of their talents can be utilized in the private sectors. We need to publicly acknowledge that fact and convince companies that our service members will be a valuable resource to make them money.”

    Details of PinkSlipMixers.com:

    PinkSlipMixers 2.0 hosts job networking events to support and encourage job seekers through the recession. Guests "Pay it Forward" by exchanging job search tips, forwarding job postings, and "Tweeting" about things they talk about and hear in the crowd. Twitter Feeds are broadcast live during the event. Pink Slip Mixers 2.0 events are currently in California, Nevada, Georgia and Florida. These events have inspired organizers from various cities in the United States. For more information, go to: www.pinkslipmixers.com.

      Reply#2 - Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:23 AM EDT
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