Too many of our Idaho veterans returning from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home without a job. The unemployment rate for our veterans in the U.S. is staggering. It's over 13%. The national unemployment rate is over 9%.
The good news is, there's hope out there. The President is working to give tax breaks to companies that hire veterans, and here in Idaho there are also programs promoting hiring members of our military. The message is out!
Today, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, the ESGR and the Idaho Department of Labor will host a FREE "Hiring our Heroes" job fair for our veterans and their spouses. The goal? To help these men and women find work. Idaho businesses that are dedicated to hiring veterans will be there to interview candidates. The job fair is today from 10 a.m to 4 p.m at the Courtyard Marriott on Eagle Road in Meridian. Bring your military ID, and your resume.
For more information on today's job fair, click HERE.