April 30, 2013 Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama address the crowd. Photo by Producer Megan Pratz.

By Katie Snider, Associate Producer

Joining Forces is First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s program designed to help servicemen and women transition back into the workforce.  It has already hired or trained 290,000 veterans, almost tripling the original goal of hiring 100,000 veterans by 2013. Dr. Jill Biden helped the First Lady set it up 2 years ago. One thing Joining Forces does is streamline the time it takes to become a licensed professional.  Thirteen states have passed laws to do the same thing.

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