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FORT KNOX, KY - NOVEMBER 20: Spc. Michael Fashion of the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, holds his daughter Malia Banks, 5, following a homecoming ceremony in the Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Fort Knox, Ky. The 250 soldiers returned to Fort Knox after a nine-month combat deployment working alongside Afghan military and police forces in Afghanistan's Zabul Province. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families are releasing data stating that the unemployment rate for veterans ages 18-24 nearly doubled from 7.5% in February 2021 to 15.1% in March 2021. America has seen a dramatic leap in unemployment and organizations are starting to mobilize to bring jobs to North Carolina veterans. Did you know that when employers hire and train Veterans with service-connected disabilities, they could qualify for incentives and tax credits?

Our Veterans don’t want a hand out as they suffer from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, aka PTSD, an anxiety disorder that follows experiencing a traumatic event, that our Troops are most likely to experience when coming back to their homes. Most Veterans just want normal back. There are programs to help our Veterans with that include: disability compensation, educational programs, job training, counseling,¬†Veteran’s pension programs, housing and home loan guarantees, and more.

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