Lack of Understanding
After years of good faith efforts, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans remains too high. To solve the problem, vets have to be well-prepared for the job market and employers must be receptive to hiring them. But vets are faced with employers who don't understand their qualifications—and hiring managers who harbor false stereotypes. Worsening matters, vets struggle to explain how their skills, training, and experience apply to civilian jobs. The result is an unemployment rate for young post-9/11 veterans that exceeds that of their non-veteran peers.
Army veteran Ahmad Burse works with his students at Miller Motte College—a career opportunity he found thanks to Hire Heroes USA.
Veteran unemployment remains a critical issue that we aim to address.