The official blog of American Veteran Magazine, the national quarterly publication of AMVETS.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Call of Duty Endowment Polls Public of Veterans' Unemployment

Activision's Call of Duty Endowment, or CODE, recently conducted a man-on-the-street poll outside of the Washington, D.C.'s Union Station to gauge public awareness and public opinion on the current employment situation facing American veterans.

In 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that one in five young veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were unemployed.

CODE decided to do something to address the unemployment crisis facing American veterans by awarding $500,000 in grants to veterans' groups devoted to addressing the issue.

AMVETS received $100,000 from CODE to support the expansion of AMVETS Career Centers beyond Ohio, where the state program has helped more than 1,000 veterans find jobs.

To view highlights from CODE's check presentation to AMVETS from the recent LZ:DC, Click Here.

To learn more about CODE, Click Here.

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  1. Here is a news story from ABC of the Department of Defense refusing to re employ a National Guard Soldier when he returned from Iraq. They have been ordered by the Department of Labor to comply with USERRA but have ignored it.