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Using the Transitional Jobs Strategy to Help Chronically Unemployed Veterans

By John Bouman & Kalia Coleman

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have substantially higher rates of unemployment than the general population, and many of their employment barriers are rooted in their military experience. A “transitional jobs” strategy has helped other groups of people with employment barriers connect to the workforce and maintain stable employment; if the core elements are in place, the strategy offers the same promise for veterans. While no dedicated funding stream is yet in place, a variety of sources could be tapped to support transitional jobs for veterans.

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