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Unemployed Veterans Find Hope in Truck Driving School

April 13th, 2012

Ozarks First

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The unemployment rate in the U.S has looked much like a see-saw over the last few years and older veterans have certainly taken an employment  hit. Many veterans have recently been able to find some much needed hope in the trucking industry. One truck driving school, Route 66 CDL and Apprenticeship, Inc. have done their part to decrease the veteran high unemployment rate that exists today.

A recent report conducted on Ozarks First sheds a bit more light on the topic.

“The men KOZL’s Melissa Stern spoke to at Route 66 all agreed that after being so used to life in the military, transitioning back into normal life was a challenge. They say their lack of experience, education, and being older are the main reasons it’s so difficult to find work.

The training director at Route 66 says even those veterans with advanced skills and a four-year degree who are in their prime are still having trouble finding work.”

This is a great example of how the trucking industry has taken a moment to give back to the community.

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Posted on April 13th, 2012 in RFX News