This collection brings together valuable insights from nonprofit organizations, foundations, and government agencies that work directly with veterans in communities across the country. The works collected here provide a deeper understanding of the problems many veterans and their families face and also potential solutions to address these very real challenges. The collection is broken into five key areas where veterans are facing obstacles and where nonprofits and foundations have been focusing their efforts.

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"Soldiers" by Adam Baker licensed under CC NC 2.0

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Using the Transitional Jobs Strategy to Help Chronically Unemployed Veterans

September 1, 2009

One in nine Iraq and Afghanistan veterans was out of work in spring 2009, the unemployment rate of those veterans having risen in the course of a year from 7.2 percent to 11.2 percent -- substantially higher than the 8.8 percent rate for the non-veteran population.The disproportionate unemployment numbers among veterans also reflect a deeper problem: issues rooted in their military experience create barriers to veterans becoming or remaining employed. Thus a veteran's initial unemployment upon return often becomes chronic.

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