In honor of Memorial Day, Jim Cramer thinks it is time to shine the spotlight on a significant issue in the United States; helping veterans transition from the battlefield to the business world.
Statistics show that the unemployment rate for veterans who have served since September, 2001 is almost two points higher than the general population. Employers in the U.S. are always searching for the best employees who exhibit loyalty, integrity, and the character of proven leadership.
Those same qualities are often exhibited by those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
One of the groups that are addressing this issue is Your Grateful Nation. It is a non-profit corporation that is dedicated to supporting U.S. combat veterans and their families' transition from military to civilian life. The foundation's initial goal was to serve those who have faced combat and high-risk missions, and provides services such as employment transition services, paid internships, cooperative education and family stabilization support.