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The Texas Workforce Commission offers thanks to its 28 Workforce Solutions partners, the Texas Veterans Commission and the employers who participated in the Hiring Red, White & You! job fairs for veterans and military spouses on November 14, 2013.
For the second year in a row, Hiring Red, White & You! connected Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers who value the experience, discipline and other exceptional qualities inherent with a military background. The statewide job fair encouraged Texas employers to help veterans in Texas transition to the civilian workforce. The events were held at 27 venues throughout Texas.
There are more than 1.7 million veterans in Texas. With the recent end of America’s involvement with the war in Iraq and the current drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a mass of unemployed veterans are now ending their military service. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the national unemployment rate for all veterans is 6.3 percent. In contrast, for those veterans who served in the military post 9/11, the unemployment rate is 10.0 percent.
These job fairs were part of a statewide employment effort designed to assist those who have served.
Many thanks to all of the employers who participated in Hiring Red, White & You! and many thanks to our veterans!
Last Verified: November 20, 2013
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