It's a tough job market for everybody, but especially so for veterans. The unemployment rate among Iraq and Afghanistan vets was 10 percent in November, compared 9.1 percent among non-veterans.
A new, Web-based job placement service for service members is trying to change that, one odd job at a time. The website HirePatriots.com has expanded to Massachusetts — and the founders are urging people to post wanted ads for help moving, painting or running errands.
- Andrew Phelps, wbur.org reporter
This program aired on January 4, 2011.