WLOX Editorial: Hire our veterans - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

WLOX Editorial: Hire our veterans

Almost 10 percent of the men and women who served in the military in Afghanistan and Iraq can't find a job now that they are back home. What a shame. The people who volunteered to go to war are having a harder time finding a civilian job than those who did not fight in the war on terror.

This week in Biloxi, 30 companies met with veteran job seekers at the coast convention center in an attempt to help them move into the civilian workforce. To those involved in that career fair for military veterans, we salute you for doing the right thing. To any other business, large or small, we encourage you to give a veteran a shot at jobs you have now or in the future.

Governor Phil Bryant declared 2013 the "year of hiring Mississippi heroes." Let's make that declaration come true. The veterans stepped up for our country. Now it's time for those who do the hiring to step up for them.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Deputies search for home invasion suspects in Vancleave

    Deputies search for home invasion suspects in Vancleave

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:31 PM EST2018-02-21 18:31:27 GMT
    Deputies and canine officers in Vancleave searched Wednesday for two suspects in an attempted home invasion on Morning Glory Road. (Source: WLOX)Deputies and canine officers in Vancleave searched Wednesday for two suspects in an attempted home invasion on Morning Glory Road. (Source: WLOX)

    Authorities in Jackson County are searching for two men accused of trying to break into a home early Wednesday. Numerous sheriff's deputies and canine officers are in Vancleave near Morning Glory Road searching for the suspects. 

    More >>

    Authorities in Jackson County are searching for two men accused of trying to break into a home early Wednesday. Numerous sheriff's deputies and canine officers are in Vancleave near Morning Glory Road searching for the suspects. 

    More >>
  • George Co. nurse charged with manslaughter files defamation lawsuit

    George Co. nurse charged with manslaughter files defamation lawsuit

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:18 PM EST2018-02-21 18:18:25 GMT
    Carmon Sue Brannan (Source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept)Carmon Sue Brannan (Source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept)

    The former nurse charged in the death of an inmate is suing a woman who posted comments on social media. Carmon Sue Brannan filed the lawsuit on Feb. 13, 2018, one month after a mistrial was declared. Brannan - a former nurse at George County Correctional Facility - is accused of denying medical care to Joel Dixon, who was an inmate there when he died.

    More >>

    The former nurse charged in the death of an inmate is suing a woman who posted comments on social media. Carmon Sue Brannan filed the lawsuit on Feb. 13, 2018, one month after a mistrial was declared. Brannan - a former nurse at George County Correctional Facility - is accused of denying medical care to Joel Dixon, who was an inmate there when he died.

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Mobile Police officer shot and killed

    Mobile Police officer shot and killed

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:39 PM EST2018-02-21 17:39:04 GMT
    Slain Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa (MPD)Slain Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa (MPD)

    A Mobile Police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in Toulminville. 

    More >>

    A Mobile Police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in Toulminville. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly