Elaine Rivera joined the WNYC staff as the politics/economic development reporter in August. Prior to her arrival, Elaine had worked as a staff reporter at the Washington Post. From 1995 to 2001, she was a ...
New York, NY –
A new effort on Long Island is helping veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan land jobs.
Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi says the "Warriors-to-Work" program is the first of its kind, where government will work with the private sector to help veterans find employment.
SUOZZI: These are very tough times in our nation with the economy faltering the way that it is and certainly with our nation still at war and we've got to get back to basics and one of our basics is to take care of our veterans.
REPORTER: Suozzi says there are more than 3,000 Nassau County residents who've served in the two wars and that the unemployment rate for returning veterans is twice the national average.