(Dobbs Ferry)- Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins took part in Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Jobs for Veterans Roundtable Discussion at Mercy College on February 22nd. With the unemployment rate among veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan reaching close to 20% nationwide, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand invited Senator Stewart-Cousins, other government leaders, veteran’s advocates, education officials and members of the business community to listen to veterans about the problems they face in the job market, and discuss ways to overcome those barriers.
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins released this statement about the roundtable discussion:
“Service to our country should ensure housing, educational opportunities and certainly good paying jobs, which is why Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s leadership on this issue is so important,” said Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “I was proud to join the Senator today, along with business leaders, government officials, veteran’s advocates and officials from Mercy College to show appreciation to our veterans by working to provide them with ample economic opportunities. I look forward to continuing this partnership, to find solutions to lower the unemployment rate of servicemen and women returning from active duty.”