Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=219569
Story Retrieval Date: 12/10/2013 12:38:19 PM CST
Female veterans are getting creative while unemployment.
Jennet Posey filmed a half-hour documentary on the plight of young female veterans called “Through Her Eyes” that has garnered attention to the issue. It is available at https://vimeo.com/53375992 (viewer discretion is advised).
April George, a former U.S. Air Force servicewoman, took advantage of a federal program encouraging in-sourcing, contracting a business that provides work for 24 people, including 6 veterans and 3 military spouses.
“The discipline and skills that I acquired in the military made for a natural fit with starting and running my own business,” George said. “And the flexibility of a virtual services business partnering with Arise meant I could stay in Fayetteville, choose the hours I want to work, and more importantly hire veterans and military spouses.”