Yuma-The unemployment rate among veterans is high compared to the general public.
Despite the training and job skills acquired in the military, some former service members have a hard time finding work as civilians.
27-year old Jose Reyes, a former Marine stationed at Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma worked in administration as a bookkeeper and customer service representative working with military personnel.
Upon completing his service, Reyes found himself unemployed for about a year. The skills he acquired weren’t enough.