Vet Job Placement Program Huge Success

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SwiftAround 125,000 veterans and military spouses have found jobs through a White House initiative that started last year. The program, called "Joining Forces" is only just getting started.

Joining Forces has set a new goal of getting another 300,000 hired by 2016.

"We have always embraced our veterans, however, Swift has taken a more active approach in showing support," said Saul Perez with Swift Transportation Co.
Perez says the trucking company has hired more than 100 veterans since it joined the program in May of this year. Swift is one of 2,000 participating companies that's been advertising openings here in our area and throughout the country.
Local veterans say they are grateful for the program though many are still unemployed.

"It's a great opportunity for veterans, especially when they're fresh out the military and they're trying to find work," said veteran Michael Jones.

"Anything for anybody to help anybody is a really good deal, whether it's veterans or anybody," said veteran Timothy Thro... Continue reading.