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Michelle Obama Urges CEOs to Hire More Veterans

By Darlene Superville, AP
Special to InMilitaryEducation.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama challenged America's top CEOs on Wednesday to "think outside the box" and hire more veterans. The first lady said that, while declines in overall unemployment are encouraging, joblessness among the 9/11 generation of veterans — those who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — is nearly two points higher than the national average, at 9.4 percent. She said that figure means that about 200,000 veterans don't have jobs, not including their spouses and those who will return home after the U.S. ends its combat mission in Afghanistan.

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