Tom Brokaw: Honoring veterans’ service with jobs

Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan have a jobless rate that's almost 30 percent higher than the rest of the country.

At sponsored job fairs held throughout the country on March 28, veterans seeking jobs reflected on their service for their country and their hope to find meaningful work now that they’re home. 

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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To Tom Brokaw, I enjoyed your segment with Brain Williams on Rock Center about Hiring Veterans. I feel this is crucial that WE look to hiring such. I am in the training business and we teach IT and get people certified. I personally can not offer classes to Vets however I believe you mentioned a gathering od people to discuss what could be done to improve their eligibilty.

Many of the best electronic specialist come out of the armed services - however they do not have certifications "Ouch"! They know the subect and what to do but emploters today want you to be certified!

It would seem that companies like Microsft, Cisco and other in this industry could offer the veteran a special program so they could get their certifications.

I just wanted to pass this along to you Mr Brokaw as you have MUCH more clout than I do.

By the way US Army 1066 to 1969. I am proud to have served.

    Reply#1 - Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:51 PM EDT

    It is really great that so many are coming together to help our returning Vets the opportunity to secure employment. If there are any returning Vets out there that are looking to go into business for themselves, and get all the training that is needed for self employment, I would highly recommend visiting & exploring

    The service is ablsolutely free to all Veterans no matter where you live.

    Whatever your passion go for it! To All of You, We Salute You & Thank You!

    God Bless!

    Thomas burke

      Reply#2 - Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:59 PM EDT
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