Fighting for our country is a very honorable job and veterans of war are proud to have served their country. However, once soldiers choose to retire and go on living their civilian lives, it can be hard to keep up with the demands of daily life. Many veterans throughout the country are finding it difficult to land jobs after returning from duty, which creates a stressful situation for both them and their families. Currently, the overall unemployment rate for veterans is two percent higher than the national average and almost 20 percent for veterans under the age of 25.
In March 2011, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation started Hiring our Heroes, a nationwide initiative that aims to assist veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses in looking for employment. To date, more than 20,000 veterans have found a job through the program.
Recently, Hiring Our Heroes announced a list of the top 10 best states where veterans can find a job, and Oklahoma City was ranked number four in the country.