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Announcing 125,000 Hires Through Joining Forces

Veterans discuss how the Joining Forces initiative to increase veterans’ employment helped them find jobs as they transitioned to civilian life.

Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida to announce that 2,000 private sector businesses had hired or trained 125,000 veterans and military spouses in the past year through Joining Forces.

Check out behind the scenes footage from the announcement event in this new video, and hear veterans discuss what this initiative has meant to them as they transition back to civilian life and look for work that allows them to use the skills and experience they gained in the military to continue serving our country. 

Watch the video on the Announcement of 125,000 Hires Through Joining Forces, here.

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