As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the challenges veterans face returning home and searching for work in a troubled job market.
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INTERACTIVE TOOL REVIEWS
“Powerful video that presents the dilemma that veterans face when they come back and enter the economy again. Great tool to use with students as they begin to understand the impact the job market has on the economy”
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