Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Hire a female vet!
I saw a news segment on how female veterans are having a tougher time than males getting a job when they get back from a war zone or leave the military.
This is not good!
One walked with a cane—HR people were not interested.
Another had been treated for PTSD—this was not favorably received or even understood.
According to the Center for Women Veterans, there are more than 1.8 million in the US. Over the next five years, 150,000 are coming out of the service.
These are smart, trained women, resilient, team players.
Yet—in Jan 2010, 11.2% of women vets, as compared with 9.4% of men, were unemployed.
HR people, Chambers of Commerce—let’s step up. I will write resumes if anyone needs one.
This is real. We can fix it.
She won't make you drop down and give her ten--I promise.