Thursday, February 02, 2006

Obama Demands Answers on Illinois’ Last-in-the-Nation Job Placement Rate for Veterans

U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today demanded answers from the Labor Department on why Illinois ranked dead last among the 50 states for job placement of veterans. In 2005, only 34 percent of all Illinois veterans who sought job placement assistance through the department were able to find jobs. That is roughly half the national average of 62 percent.


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