JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Getting our returning veterans back to work is a priority here in the city of Jacksonville. Today, RecruitMilitary is hosting a job fair to do just that.
More than 300 veterans and military spouses are expected to attend this job fair at Everbank Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local and national employers like Bank of America, Amtrak, Flint Energy Services and Baker Hughes will be on hand, ready to hire.
The national unemployment rate for May, reported by the Labor Department, is 7.6 %. The rate for post-911 veterans in 2012 is higher - at 9.9%.