Skip to comments.Veterans unemployment shrinking, Shinseki says
Posted on 03/24/2013 3:32:06 PM PDT by SkyPilot
The unemployment rate among veterans is beginning to shrink, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says, citing the impact of a program spearheaded by first lady Michelle Obama.
"We all look for the opportunity to increase veteran employment. I think the latest employment numbers do reflect some impact," Shinseki said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
"The president has been forward and leading on this," Shinseki added, noting that the Joining Forces initiative had the goal of finding 100,000 new jobs for military spouses and veterans.
"They passed that in 2012, and I think we're up in the neighborhood of 175,000 and continuing to grow," Shinseki said. "We hire veterans inside the federal government. One third of my agency are veterans and we're looking to push that to 40 percent."
Speaking to a group of top CEOs earlier this month, President Barack Obama urged business leaders to "think outside the box" to hire more veterans...
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One third of the employees of the DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS are veterans? Wow! Next thing you’ll tell me there are some ex-teachers at the Department of Education! And social workers and nurses at HHS.
If the unemployment rate among veterans is declining, I’d bet that’s because so many have given up looking for work that they are not even counted in the calculations.
Another one third are from other countries. I wonder what’s the percentage of caucasion.
Shinseki.....the guy who gave us a hat with no bill to keep the water out of your eyes and an armored car that was supposed to be transported by the C-130, only they don’t transport them by C-130s. He probably can’t tell day from night.
Not looking for work and the reason why is included in the calculations.
See post 7. This is not true.