I am a loyal viewer of 60 Minutes each sunday. So imagine my surprise when in this story about veterans not getting their jobs back, fellow Job Boarder Ted Daywalt from VetJobs.com was interviewed for the segment. Nice job Ted!

Here's the transcript of what Ted said, you can watch the video below.

Ted Daywalt, president of VetJobs.com, a site that helps military people find jobs, says he knows companies that simply refuse to hire them. "I had one senior VP of HR tell me that if I had three candidates for a senior position in the company, and one of them mentioned they're in the Guard or Reserve, he would only have two candidates left. And I said, 'You know, that’s illegal.' And his response was, 'I can always find a reason why not to hire somebody,'" he says.

He thinks that is happening a lot. "You can prove it to a point. There are surveys done that show that upwards of 70 percent of the employers won't hire a person who's active in the Guard and Reserve," Daywalt says.

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Comment by Ted Daywalt on November 3, 2008 at 9:59pm
Thanks for the kind comments! It has been a very hectic day.


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