Microsoft reaches out to veterans

Monday - 11/14/2011, 7:40pm EST

Microsoft's Elevate America Veterans Initiative has announced a new effort to help veterans and their spouses get the technology skills and certifications they need to get work. An October unemployment report shows the unemployment rate rose to 12.1 percent among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Microsoft is distributing vouchers that will enable veterans to obtain training at no cost. Vouchers will be available in five regions including Northern Virginia at the Workforce Investment Board.