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Hiring our Heroes also aimed at helping military spouses

Kevin Schmiegel, founder and executive director of Hiring Our Heroes, chatted with NBC New York Nightly News about difficulties not only veterans face in the workplace — but military spouses, too.

"Military spouses suffer from 26 percent unemployment because they move so much," Schmiegel said. "Because they can't realize a career with any one company, what we're doing is asking bigger companies to have portable careers for military spouses who travel from base to base."

Watch the full interview on NBC New York

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For more on Hiring our Heroes, an initiative from NBC News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that aims to get veterans back into the workforce, click here. Learn more about job fairs for veterans here