28 Apr '15, 8pm

17,000 veterans work in the #solar industry; they're committed to America's clean energy future.

17,000 veterans work in the #solar industry; they're committed to America's clean energy future.

I've written before about how the solar industry and the nation's veterans make a great team. That's why First Lady Michelle Obama's announcement last week that the solar industry has committed to hiring an additional 33,000 veterans and their spouses by 2020 is such very good news for our country. "Veterans bring rich and diverse skills, leadership and experience that can help in every portion of the industry value chain," said Tom Kimbis, vice president for executive affairs & government counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association, the country's major solar trade group, about last week's announcement. "We are not talking about installers alone; veterans can excel from rooftop to boardroom." This commitment is good news for all of us, but especially for veterans and their families: As a group, they suffer high unemployment rates --1.6 percentage points higher than ...

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