Texas, Florida may hold key to finding veterans jobs

December 11, 2013 


GRANT JEFFERIES/gjefferies@bradenton.com Job seekers gather information from prospective employers in 2010 at the Suncoast Veterans Expo at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center.

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Part One of your expose of Gov. Rick Scott's job creation program concludes with the mention of a phone call from Texas Governor Perry. Reportedly, the subject was jobs.

A recent study commissioned by USAA (serving veterans as well as active duty military) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes program identified the top cities for our most recent veterans to find jobs. Florida and Texas each have three cities among the top 10. No other state has more than one. Perhaps some of the other governors should arrange a conference call.

Sam Starrett


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