The veteran unemployment rate continues to drop as more companies pledge to train and hire vets in emerging fields.
Fifteen companies will offer nearly 60,000 training opportunities over the next five years to veterans and military spouses to prepare them for careers in tech, aerospace and telecommunications, the White House announced on Thursday. The announcement was made in conjunction with Joining Forces, an initiative founded by first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, which works with the private and public sectors to empower veterans.
Some of those companies include Amazon, Microsoft, Siemens and USAA.
Joining Forces also announced that 40 companies pledged to hire more than 110,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.
One of the tech companies involved is Sharp Decisions, which provides business and technology consulting services. The company pledged to hire 500 veterans over the next five years.
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