NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Veterans are often better trained, higher educated, and have better skills than non-veterans in their age group, yet they have an unemployment rate that is higher. In fact, the May unemployment rate for 18 to 24 year old veterans was 17%. Younger veterans have the highest unemployment rate compared to other veterans groups since 2007. Businesses are missing out on this great pool of talent.
For supporters of Veterans and Veteran causes, this is a must read. Written for the purpose of getting veterans back to work is An American Crisis™: Veterans' Unemployment-Stand by Them/How You Can Help/Solutions by Mark Baird the founding director of HirePatriots, a leading Veteran Job Source Program. HirePatriots offers a comprehensive and permanent solution for U.S. veteran unemployment. The book was published by Inspired Authors Press LLC (IAP) www.inspiredauthorspress.com.
There were 744,000 unemployed Veterans in May. This book is about how businesses and citizens can help considerably reduce that number. With the draw down in Afghanistan and a general reduction in force, the number of unemployed veterans could easily swell to over 800,000 by this time next year unless something is done to help them. "I am glad to recommend to employers everywhere that they make a special effort to hire our veterans," writes U.S. Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
The book is a collaborative effort by the leading men and women to solve this problem. An Army General, an Army Colonel, the president of VetJobs, a Chaplain, a Congressional Medal of Merit recipient, a Sergeant Major, a Wounded Warrior, a Military Spouse, a Fortune 500 VP, and more contribute insightful and poignant chapters with the purpose of getting veterans back to work, or to assist them in becoming successful entrepreneurs. Twenty-four contributing writers from every military branch have provided material for this book. The book's USP is BUY A BOOK-HELP A VETERAN.
During its pre-release the book attained two Amazon Top 100 sales rankings in its genre. The publisher has created a special Amazon Promotion to make the public more aware of the crisis. From June 25-27 by purchasing a book through Amazon, the buyer will receive over 40 Special Offers which include discounts ranging from 25% to 75% from nationally known companies and FREE downloads. Additionally the publisher will donate $1 to Wounded Warriors and $1 to HirePatriots for each book sold on Amazon during the dates. Details www.veteransunemploymentbook.com.
To view the book trailer, please visit An American Crisis – Book Trailer 2.
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