Double. That’s the unemployment rate for people with disabilities compared to the rate of unemployment of those without disabilities. 12.9% versus 6.1%, according to June 2014 statistics from the United States Department of Labor.
“There’s no one size fits all,” says Eric Eversole. He’s the President of Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched the program in March of 2011, and through their commitment-based engagement of the business community, more than 940 job fairs held across the country, and a suite of free online career tools, they’ve worked with their partners to help hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find jobs.
We were able to sit down with Eversole and discuss best practices for veteran hiring. Watch the video to hear what he had to say: