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First Lady asks companies to hire more veterans

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing in the South Court Auditorium on White House complex in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2013. The credentialing program aims to help members of the armed forces leaving military service earn the certification needed for many high-tech jobs in the private sector.

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With about 1 million members of the military expected to become civilians over the next five years, First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are calling on the private sector to step up its hiring of veterans. "They are eager to work and determined to keep on serving their country," the two said in an op-ed in Fortune. "All they need is a chance."
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