Julie Pace of the Associated Press is reporting that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will promote a plan for unemployed veterans during the final leg of President Obama's three-day bus tour. The White House says that this plan would put more of the nation's unemployed veterans back to work.
During a joint appearance Wednesday before airmen and soldiers at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia, the president and Mrs. Obama will announce a deal with the private sector to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses. The White House said that tthe American Logistics Association, which includes major companies like Tyson Foods Inc. and Coca-Cola Co., is aiming to meet that goal by the end of 2013.
Pace reports, "We ask our men and women in uniform to leave their careers, leave their families and risk their lives to fight for our country," Obama said in a statement released ahead of the event. "The last thing they should have to do is fight for a job when they come home."
It is shameful that unemployment is rampant among veterans, especially after they have given so much of themselves so that the country can thrive. We have to do better by a number of populations disproportionately impacted by unemployment. The recovery of our nation depends on it.
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