JOBS: The Plight of Viet Nam Era Vets

Until this year, the National Alliance of Businessmen, a voluntary organization of close to 30,000 companies, spent its energies on the hiring and training of the hard-core unemployed. Last June it also took on the task of finding jobs for Viet Nam era veterans. Its goal is to place 100,000 in this fiscal year, or roughly one-third of the vets currently unemployed. The N.A.B. now reports that it is off to a slow start, having placed only about 20,000 veterans in the first five months of the campaign. The plight of many...

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