First Lady Michelle Obama visited Naval Station Mayport, Fl., to discuss an initiative by 2,000 businesses that have trained or hired 125,000 military veterans and their spouses over the last year. They also committed to train or hire an additional 250,000 military veterans and their spouses by 2014. Mrs. Obama said that companies recognize that if a service member can coordinate the delivery of thousands of pounds of necessary supplies for troops in a war zone, they can easily do the same supply chain function for their companies.
SLU’s John Cook School of Business can prepare veterans for careers in logistics and supply chain management, a field that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects to have a 26 percent increase in jobs through 2020.
For more information on the Joining Forces initiative, read this article: http://news.yahoo.com/first-lady-announces-hiring-push-vets-192631566.html.
For more information on majors offered by the John Cook School of Business, visit their website: http://www.slu.edu/business.