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.
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