Editor’s Note: On Friday’s NewsHour: an eye-opening look at the fate of many veterans attempting to transition back into a tough job market.
Today, there are over two million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And despite government incentives to hire them, the “welcome home” for many — more than 11 percent in 2010 — is an unemployment check.
Paul talks with vets who say they’ve learned the key job skills while serving their country: selflessness, loyalty, teamwork, leadership. He profiles an organization helping them maximize those skills while transitioning back into civilian life. And he examines the fears of employers who say they worry about post-traumatic stress disorder.