Posted: 08/13/2012 3:17 pm
Toyota is launching an initiative to help U.S. veterans find jobs, the automaker announced Monday.
Toyota will team up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer, a former Marine sniper who received his award for heroism in combat in Afghanistan.
“Our country has been served by the people that make up the best employees — where qualities like loyalty, commitment and hard work are not only required, but honored,” Meyer said in a release. He will advise Toyota on the new project.
Finding jobs for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, particularly the younger ones, has been a challenge. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated in March that of the 2.4 million men and women who had served since September 2001, 12.1 percent were unemployed…
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