Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 06, 2012
Fang Wong, National Commander of the American Legion, appeared on the George Jarkesy Radio Show in January to discuss his organization’s continuing efforts to secure better health care and job opportunities for our military’s veterans. The show, which airs on the Wall Street Business Network on AM/FM radio, Monday through Friday from 4-5 PM EST, also streams live on http://www.georgejarkesy.com. The archive of the show is available on the show’s website by clicking here.
Mr. Wong, a 20-year Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, now heads an organization with two and a half million members in 14,000 posts worldwide. On our show, Mr. Wong discussed his “concern for warriors who are returning home” who are having difficulty re-integrating with their communities. He cited the “over one million unemployed veterans” already in the US as a troubling figure, especially in the context of the 30,000 returning soldiers from Iraq.
He detailed his efforts with the Veterans’ Administration to place returning soldiers in jobs – an issue that even affects reserve soldiers, as the positions they hold “may not be there when they get home.” He also mentioned issues with finding private sector employment for these veterans, as HR departments are not aware of how experiences in the military translate to private sector work.
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