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Veterans face new ‘front line’ challenges returning to civilian workforce

By
  • Kathleen Koster
Published
  • November 12 2012, 11:45am EST

American veterans continue to experience a higher rate of unemployment year-to-year than non-veterans since World War II, according to Bureau of Labor statistics. Younger veterans in particular have encountered even more difficulties finding jobs. In 2010, veterans between ages 20 to 24 had a 20.6% unemployment rate, compared to 12.3% for the general population.

These individuals desperately want to continue serving our country, but are unsure how to contribute to society when the career path they had planned on through the military is no longer an option.

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