The First Lady Michelle Obama has launched what must be the exciting government initiative to promote veterans in employment, Operation Enduring Opportunity.
“America has your back,” she told veterans in a speech and pledged to create 100,000 jobs for veterans and their spouses. Franchising will be a major platform in launching that jobs initiative.
She added the following comment during a speech at the US Chamber of Commerce: “That’s 100,000 veterans and spouses who will have the security of a paycheck and good career. That’s thousands of families that can rest just a little bit easier every night.”
Unemployment figures a pretty staggering amongst veterans. The Washington Post reported that among veterans who’ve served in the military since 9/11, unemployment rates are around 12%. And among veterans under 24 years of age, unemployment is 22%. The IFA announced after that speech that it hopes to create 80,000 jobs for veterans via franchising.