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View Diary: Walmart to hire lots of veterans. Unfortunately, it's hiring them to Walmart jobs. (91 comments)

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  •  Veterans' preferences don't create jobs (0+ / 0-)

    they just give vets priority for existing jobs -- pitting veterans against other low-wage workers.

    For a long time the Postal Service had such a strong veterans' preference (extra points on the qualifying exam) that basically no one else could get hired.

    So yeah, it's nice, but it doesn't do anything to change the awful labor market. It just gives a few people an extra leg up over other people.

    •  Well, the veterans deserve the "leg up". (0+ / 0-)

      Considering they've been out of the labor market for a while. They deserve the priority in the job market and everywhere else!

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