Thousands of Minnesota veterans return home from combat duty every year. But when they get here, it’s sometimes tough to get a job. That’s only one of the struggles veterans face. Finding a job, getting health care services, fighting homelessness.
It’s been 50 years since the end of the Vietnam War. For the veterans, recognition is a long time coming. Thousands of them were honored at the Minnesota State Fair Monday.
Among those testifying in Washington Wednesday on ways to hire more military veterans was the chairman of Xcel Energy.
Four decades is a long time to wait for a welcome home greeting. But that’s exactly what happened to the nation’s 6 million Vietnam-era veterans.
State lawmakers want to give Minnesota businesses tax credits for hiring veterans.
The Fisher House in Minneapolis is called “a home, away from home” for families of wounded military members and veterans.
Jobs are hard to find for many Americans, but it can be even more difficult for veterans coming home from war. That’s why one local organization, Resource, is committed to training and placing veterans in green jobs.