Over the past years I have had many family and friends join and retire from the Military. One thing I have noticed is once they get out of the Military, they have a hard time finding a civilian job. It’s not because they’re not qualified, but because they’re either to qualified, or there’s no jobs out there for them.
It seems as though, the men and women who risk their lives everyday to assure we are safe on our home lands, and we have our freedom, are being lost once they return home. It is as though, they’re being forgotten. They go and fight a battle on other peoples soil, then come to their own soil to have to fight all over again.
Their spouses are also feeling the pain, if you would take a look at the infographic below you will see that a large percentage of Military Spouses have a higher education, yet over half are looking for work and at least 25% that have work are making less than a civilian.
Can someone please tell me how this is fair? How someone who puts their lives on the line for us and who have higher educations cannot find work, and when they do it’s for less than someone who might not be as qualified.
How do you feel about the statistics below?
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