Dozens Of Organizations Hold Job Fair For Veterans On L.I.

March 30, 2012 12:00 AM

Dozens Of Organizations Hold Job Fair For Veterans On L.I.
" FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — More than 60 organizations participated in a job fair at Farmindale State College Friday to let veterans know what employment and services were at their disposal.

“The unemployment rate in this country is 8.2 percent. For post-9/11 veterans it’s 12.4 percent. That is a national shame,” said Congressman Steve Israel.

After 24 years as an Army nurse, Marie Houanche of Freeport has been unemployed since July. She’s hoping to start her own business, one that helps her fellow veterans.

“I have a lot of faith. I think something will come through,” she told CBS 2′s Vanessa Murdock. “That’s my heart. I know what they’ve been through.”

And she says the resources are here today to guide her entrepreneurial spirit. For veterans willing to wrok for another "

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