Friday, December 30, 2011

The Real Story Behind Veteran Unemployment Rates

The Real Story Behind Veteran Unemployment Rates: Perception vs. Reality -- G.I. Jobs

Chris Volk isn’t the kind of Soldier you usually see on TV. The 26-year-old Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran served in a combat zone, fixing HVAC equipment in a maintenance battalion. Volk used his education benefits when he left the Army to earn an associate degree, then landed an apprenticeship with Ameren Illinois, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation. In June he’ll move up to gas utility journeyman – a good job with good benefits.

There’s nothing sensational about Volk’s success story. He’s not recovering from combat wounds, he’s not suffering from PTSD, he’s not homeless and he’s not coping with TBI. Volk made a smooth transition to civilian life, but stories like his don’t get much attention.

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My Comment: Fortunately .... most vets do find work or "something to do" after serving their country. I do know that the media always focuses on the "bad news" .... and that is OK .... but we should take everything in perspective, which the above story does very nicely.

WNU Editor: Hat Tip to Robert Ethan Hahn for this story.

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