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Dover American Legion Hosts Job Fair for Veterans

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DOVER, Del.- Many post-9/11 veterans are waging a battle on the homefront. They are discovering that finding a job is not always easy.

The American Legion in Dover is trying to get veterans back to work.

Antwan Lacatry cannot find a full-time job after his service in the Air Force.

"I'm part-time at Kohl's right and I'm also in the National Guard but right now that's pretty much as good as it gets right now," he said.

And it is not for lack of trying. Lacatry said, "They see that you're a vet but people might have more experience than me or more degrees than me, they kind of beat me to the jobs."

Lacatry and many other veterans are out pounding the pavement and handing out resumes at jobs fairs like the American Legion's "Hiring Our Heroes."

"When they come back jobs might be tough, it's tough economic times and we just, we're happy to be here and give them an opportunity to go through out process," said Detective Stan Lynch with the Baltimore Police Department, one of the many employers at the event.

Nearly one in three post 9/11 veterans under the age of 25 are unemployed. That is why Darron Harmon is beginning his job search nearly a year before he is discharged.

"I want to make sure everything is lined up, my ducks in a row," he said. "I'm the kind of person that likes to get things done ahead of time, so when I'll get out things will be set up perfectly."

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