Despite the slightly improved overall unemployment picture showing that U.S. unemployment is currently at its lowest in about eight years, veterans continue to struggle to find jobs at a significantly higher rate than non-veterans. The startling difference begs the question: Are veterans being discriminated against in the hiring process? And can this discrimination be linked to fear of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? The answer in some cases is a resounding “Yes”.
One in four recent veterans who has sought treatment at the Department of Veterans Affairs was diagnosed with the condition. Much