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-- action is in two weeks from the bottom line is we don't have enough Americans working last month the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in almost two years.
But the rate of veterans is still an unacceptable eight point 3%.
According to the most recent data Nebraska governor Dave Heineman is a former.
Sell anything -- wanting his Newton Nebraska hires veterans program got -- thanks so much for being here.
-- great to be with you -- -- on this issue.
It's a very important -- and I'm just looking at the numbers here in your state the average unemployment rate for all veterans in 2011 in the state of Nebraska.
Three point 9%.
While the national veterans unemployment employment rate unemployment rate was eight point 3% to you've got your state well below.
The national average is -- veteran unemployment how are you doing it.
We're doing it because were reaching out to veterans and we're trying to assist them as they come into the workforce.
-- I remember this when I first got out of the army after five years you weren't quite sure how to translate that.
We're helping them put -- resume together how to conduct an interview how to share.
With a prospective employer what your -- sending us.
Because remember were proud of our veterans.
They're hard workers they come to work every day they're they wanna be part of the team.
And -- so those are the kinds of things were working with the individual veterans.
In there were working where there are employers who are delighted to have veterans work forum.
If you've got a working on a state level governor about how do you apply that to the national level -- get all -- Getting veterans back to work.
Well we put together four minute video highlighting for people who didn't live in our state originally but decided they were coming to Nebraska.
Because they heard of the job opportunities in our state the call -- of -- the strong educational system.
Were were using that video -- distributed to the army navy air force Marines.
We're working with veterans organizations like The American Legion the BMW a locally and then -- -- -- on up the chain of command.
-- there were just trying to work with employers.
Family friends anyone whose generous and hire veteran.
We want -- to know that we have jobs in Nebraska even though we have a low unemployment rate.
We continue to create jobs in Nebraska from.
Technology -- transportation.
Education whatever may be.
-- Ng -- governor what are all overall you hoping to get out of this with your plan how many veterans are you trying to put back to work -- -- you expect you.
What's on what sort of timeframe.
Well it's an ongoing time frame this -- -- AM tomorrow we're gonna continue to do it to for the next couple of years.
I don't know there's a specific number I just war veterans to know.
In Nebraska we restrict respect you we have jobs.
Take a look at us we have all the called is a life -- most importantly you can take care of your family when you have a job.
-- we have those here in Nebraska we'd love to have you in our state.
Governor Dave Heineman thank you for your public services -- -- military service army ranger West Point grad.
We appreciate what you're doing.
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