"Support the Troops: Hire Them!"

"Support the Troops: Hire Them!"

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Troop Hey, Paul Rieckhoff from the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans says this a lot better than I do in Support the Troops: Hire Them!


Last month, unemployment among Iraq and Afghanistan-era vets was an astounding 14.7%.
It's an issue that impacts every sector of our country — from the economy to national
security.

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Jon Williams

There's no doubt that our troops should find good jobs. Please hire them.
This is by no means sour grapes, as large media companies need to crash and die and be reborn with a business model that doesn't rely on Wall Street, but they won't find jobs in the current media landscape.
Craig, have you ever thought about starting local news coverage attached to each Craigslist locations? If you did, you could hire all the returning troops you wanted.
I notice you publish quite often on the Huffington Post, which is great. But the Post doesn't cover local news the way the local operations did. Those operations cannot function on Web profits, and they are going to die off.
So lots of people are out of work, and you're in a position to help. I suggest you let your conscience be your guide on that issue. But you could hire all the returning troops you want, to replace all the workers that craigslist has put out of work.
Those folks are fighting for our freedom, but the democracy can't survive without a free press either.

Craig Newmark

Jon, thanks! Turns out, we focus on the one thing we do well, which isnt news, and Id sure hate to screw things up.
Craig

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