Governors can help unemployed veterans

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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — About 27 percent of young military veterans are unemployed, and governors of states were told they have a role to play in helping them find work.

Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson told the Western Governors’ Association on Wednesday that governors should urge their state’s business leaders to hire veterans. Nicholson told the meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, that veterans make ideal employees.

Boise State football coach Chris Pedersen opened the two-day meeting with a speech on building effective organizations.