As Labor Department Ups Ante On Hiring Former Service Members, Women From Second Gulf War Are Most Likely To Need That Work

April 3, 2014 9:16 PM

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As Labor Department Ups Ante On Hiring Former Service Members, Women From Second Gulf War Are Most Likely To Need That Work

“The reason why unemployment rates are higher for [more recent] women veterans is because they are more likely to have children in their care,” Jasmine Boothe, a disabled former Army captain who served 13 years, told International Business Times on Thursday. “Sometimes employment is not attainable because child care may be unattainable.”

Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans are the only category of former service members whose jobless rates are higher than the national average, a problem that has elicited a number of legislative moves in recent years, including reinstating a tax credit for businesses that hire veterans. But the Veteran...

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