MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- The jobless rate for American veterans is more than double the national average.
Today veterans had a chance to find work at a job fair on an old warship docked on the lakeshore. More than 60 employers filled the cargo space of the L.S.T. 393 in Muskegon.
Organizers of the job fair are trying to have a positive impact on Michigan's unemployment rate for vets.
Dan Weikel with the L.S.T. 393 said, "Right now there is 29-percent unemployment here in Michigan for veterans. They have all these skills, discipline, sacrifice, they pick up a good attitude."
Army veteran Todd Price said, "There are plenty of jobs opportunities I am seeing for factories and stuff like that. I am just going for them. Fill out a bunch of applications and somebody is bound to bite."
The job fair will likely become an annual event for the floating museum.