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FINS: Hiring of Military Veterans May Reach 240,000 - White House
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By Damian Ghigliotty
Since the Obama administration appealed to private companies to hire veterans, more than 70,000 vets and military spouses have found jobs, making President Barack Obama's goal for industry to hire 100,000 by the end of 2013 likely to be achieved.
The 1,600 employers supporting Joining Forces, the White House's initiative to rally job support for veterans, have committed to hire another 170,000 veterans and military spouses over the next two years in addition to those already hired, said Brad Cooper, executive director of Joining Forces. Those numbers have exceeded expectations, he said.