February 3, 2012
President Barack Obama detailed measures to hire Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to restore national parks and work as police and firefighters in a bid to cut veterans’ above-average unemployment.
The announcement on Friday followed Obama’s vow in the January 24 State of the Union address to form a Veterans Job Corps to create jobs for veterans of the post-September 11 wars.
Obama proposed setting aside $1 billion to develop a conservation program that he said would put up to 20,000 veterans to work over five years rebuilding national parks or local communities.
This article was posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm