With all the jobs needed across the country, locating jobs for veterans is even more important as veterans are brought home from the Middle East. Our Veterans deserve jobs!
WalMart Foundation Grants Connect Veterans to Green Jobs -
Thanks to WalMart –
The grant was announced during a “Hiring our Heroes” veterans job fair in Belleville, Illinois, one of 100 job fairs Walmart has sponsored through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for recently returned veterans is 12 percent.
These WalMart Foundation Grant green jobs will be ready and waiting for veterans who will soon return, dropping the unemployment rates and statistics for returning veterans.
“The idea that our nation’s heroes are being forced to transition from the frontlines to the unemployment line is one of the worst realities we can imagine,” said retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Gary Profit, senior director of military programs at Walmart. “Through Walmart’s support of Veterans Green Jobs, our partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other outreach, we’re doing our part to ensure our veterans have the support they need and the career opportunities they deserve.” Read More…
Veterans who are forced to return home to no jobs are more likely to have issues with the problems they faced while serving our country, more challenged to reenter society and less likely to perform well on re-entry. It is our duty to support and encourage those coming home from serving our country, assisting their ability to reconnect to family, friends and jobs they will love.
Walmart Foundation Grant to Help Connect 1,000 Veterans to Green Job Opportunities -
The Walmart Foundation today announced a two-year $750,000 grant to Veterans Green Jobs. With this funding, Veterans Green Jobs will connect with 1,000 veterans through its training and employment initiatives and place many of those veterans into full-time green sector jobs. This is the latest commitment under the Walmart Foundation’s recently announced five-year, $20 million giving initiative aimed at combating the high veteran unemployment rate.
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