Dec. 13, 2011
On Dec. 12, President Barack Obama held a press conference to announce the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the month. The announcement means that returning soldiers will be looking for jobs once they're back — a process that can be arduous, as former infantryman (and Occupy Boston protester) Jason Mazoula told WGBH News’ Phillip Martin this November.
Mass. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray said on “The Callie Crossley Show” on Dec. 12 that Bay State employers should make hiring these vets their top priority.
For one, he said, it’s good for business: “You get quality people who know how to get things done, who can work as teams [and] understand deadlines in pressure situations.”
Murray, who chairs the Governor's Advisory Council on Veterans' Services, said that private sector companies, nonprofits and the state's many colleges and university are well poised to employ and further develop the skills of these returning veterans.
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