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Last week, UWGLA staff member Evelyn Garcia was interviewed by ABC7 Eyewitness News’ Leo Stallworth in response to Walmart’s recent announcement that it plans to hire more than 100,000 military veterans over the next five years.

According to Garcia, a Financial Stability Program Officer, “there is a huge concentration of veterans here in L.A. County. We have the most homeless veterans, at 9,000, of anywhere else in the nation, and we know that about 18 percent of our post-9/11 veterans are unemployed.”

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As a part of its mission to ensure the financial stability of all Angelenos, with a special focus on assisting veterans, United Way of Greater L.A. published a research report late last year entitled:

Helping Our Heroes: Creating Pathways to Veteran Employment

The report examines the unique challenges faced by post-9/11 veterans while offering recommendations on how our community can best fulfill the economic, employment and wellness needs of our servicemen and women as they return home from duty.