Tens of thousands of active military personnel are expected to return from deployment in Afghanistan by the end of the year. One big challenge for these returning heroes... finding a job.
FOX Business Network's Cheryl Casone reports in this edition of "Hired!":
Getting you Hired! A special edition for our returning heroes. I'm Cheryl Casone with the FOX Business Network.
The unemployment rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is hovering around 9%. A jarring number that has many settling for anything they can get, even a minimum wage job.
Retired Navy Vice Admiral Joe Kernan is chairman of NS2 Serves, multi-national software giant SAP.
(Kernan) "I think I have a responsibility to continue to try to help them be successful because they've done so much, you know they've done so much for their country."
The purpose of NS2 Serves: Teach and certify a select group of veterans to become SAP technology consultants. SAP software can be found in over 70% of companies -- including the biggest names in intelligence and security, even the U.S. Government.
It's a 10 week intensive program. NS2 guarantees a job to all who graduate. The hope among the team that created this model is that other companies who say they want to hire vets, will do the same.
I'm Cheryl Casone with the FOX Business Network for FOX News Radio.
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