By Jeanne Theismann
Published July 12, 2012
Alexandria — Former Virginia governor and Democratic candidate for senate Tim Kaine met with veterans and active duty military members of American Legion Post 24 in Alexandria July 9 in a roundtable discussion focusing on unemployment and other issues facing service members and their families.
“The unemployment rate among veterans is not consistent with the commitment we have to those who have served our nation,” said Kaine, a former national chairman of the Democratic party. “We need to leverage the skills of our veterans and connect that talent to the workforce.”
Kaine suggested a system be implemented that would provide civilian accreditation for skills learned during military service that would aid with employment once they leave active duty service.