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Guam soldiers in need of employment help after Afghan mission

Guam soldiers in need of employment help after Afghan mission

Updated 27 December 2013, 17:41 AEST

Guam's National Guard says a new employment program will help returning soldiers transition from the battlefield to the community.

When Guam's soldiers return home from deployment in Afghanistan in January, officials say they face unemployment rates as high as 35 per cent.

But a new jobs program is boosting morale and easing soldiers' anxiety.

Reporter: Tom Maddocks

Speakers: Major General Benny Paulino, Adjutant General of the Guam National Guard; Frankie Jackson, soldier; Jeffrey Vitkovitsky, staffing agency operator

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