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MoneyWorks: Job expo for veterans

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Jul 18, 2012 11:53 AM

(Fort Indiantown Gap) -- The unemployment rate among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is more than a percentage point higher than the national average of 8.2 percent. The military says joblessness among its former members has fallen dramatically in the last year, from more than 13 percent, due to efforts to place veterans in jobs. One of those programs took place recently at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County. Among the attendees was Jeremy Murtorff from New Cumberland, Cumberland County. He served with the Pennsylvania National Guard in Iraq and returned home in 2009 -- but tells witf's Craig Layne his job was gone when he got back...

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