December 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM EST
The Year in Review: Joining Forces to Hire American Heroes
In August of 2011, President Obama challenged the private sector to hire or train 100,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013. In August of this year, First Lady Michelle Obama visited Mayport Naval Station in Florida to announce that 2,000 American companies had stepped up to the challenge, and had already exceeded that goal , hiring 125,000 veterans and military spouses more than a year ahead of schedule. In addition, those companies doubled down on their commitment to our troops and military families and made a new promise, a pledge to hire or train an additional 250,000 of our nation's heroes, including 50,000 military spouses. read more
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