Tenn. leads nation in combating veteran joblessness

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By Michelle Willard

Tennessee is leading the nation in addressing unemployment among military veterans, officials said Monday at a Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce event in Murfreesboro.

“Unemployment among National Guard was twice state average,” said Steve Brophy, vice president, Government Affairs, Dollar General. After learning that fact, he decided to try to fix the issue in Tennessee, he said.

He said veterans bring valuable assets to the civilian world, both soft skills and hard skills, and that why he worked with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development to develop Paychecks For Patriots.

Brophy said at “Bridging the Gap: Helping Employers Understand How to Effectively Hire Veterans.”

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