(Ft. Campbell, KY) -- First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will be at Fort Campbell in Kentucky today for a jobs summit focused on boosting employment among veterans. The summit will have forums and workshops aimed at helping veterans return to the workplace. It also urges companies to do more to hire talented veterans to their workforce.
Recently released statistics show there were more than 700-thousand unemployed veterans last year. The unemployment rate for vets who served after the September 11th attacks was nine percent. That's more than two percent higher than the national unemployment rate.
WIOD Reporter Will Althoff speaking with Rosye Cloud, Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Body image: Will Althoff/ 2014 WIOD