Gillibrand wants to stop veterans job loss
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing according to passage of legislation to combat complete unemployment among military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
“They be delivered of an unrivaled work ethic – but too many do not have a road map … to help them leverage their skills,” Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) told reporters in midtown Sunday.
The unemployment worth citywide among veterans who served in the army since 9/11 is 13.3% – painfully higher than the city’s overall unemployment reprimand of 8.6%.
Gillibrand is a co-godfather of the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011, which would require all departing service members to suffer job-search skills training through the founded on government’s Transition Assistance Program and would flesh of neat-cattle up TAP as well. Currently, participation is voluntary – and up to undivided-third of those leaving the soldierly don’t take part.
Vets who back the note of hand spoke of their frustrations in fatiguing to convince civilian employers that they’re gracious hires.
“Many warriors, coming home, discover themselves fighting a new war,” afore~ Abbas Malik, 27, a Specialist in the Army Reserves. He served in Iraq in spite of 16 months – then reenlisted and returned during a second tour of duty inasmuch as he wanted to help support his brother, who had cancer.
“I couldn’t light upon a job,” said Malik, who’s back home again and studying at the College of Staten Island. “I needed coin .”