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Army veterans start training for manufacturing jobs
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Even with an 8.2% unemployment rate, the United States has a massive problem with getting manufacturing positions filled in this country. This problem isn’t going away any time soon, but it looks like the Army is trying to do something about it:
On Monday, the Army launched a six-week pilot program, in coordination with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, to provide military-to-civilian engineering certification for the tens of thousands of servicemen/women who will be exiting the Army over the coming years as the U.S. winds down operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
t’s part of a program that the White Houseannounced last month to help (in part) address two major problems this country faces: a lack of a skilled work force to fill high-paying manufacturing jobs, and a disproportionately high unemployment rate for U.S. veterans. Not to mention that 8.2% unemployment rate…
CEOs and business owners often talk about how veterans make ideal employees: they’re disciplined, knowledgeable, work well in team environments and often have creative or unique skills to bring to a business.