Soldiers Returning From Iraq May Impact Job Market, Patrick Not Worried

BOSTON (CBS) – With the Iraq War coming to a close by Christmas, the flood of returning soldiers could an impact the local job market, but Gov. Deval Patrick is not worried.

“We paid a very high price in Massachusetts and as a country for the War in Iraq, so we’re gonna do whatever we need to do to welcome, warmly and proudly, those who have served back to their communities and to their families.

As for services for war veterans, Gov. Patrick said Massachusetts is first in the nation.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports.

“It’s been good for us, and more to the point, it reflects our respect for the service and sacrifice of the men and women who stand in harm’s way for the rest of us,” said Gov. Patrick.

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year.

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  • gramps

    Devals buddie Barack sends 500 car building jobs to ‘Finland’….!….

    American Taxpayers front the Europeans half a billion ‘Obama Bucks’ to stimulate ‘Finland’!…If that’s not bad enough, the car MSRP is 97K a pop!

    With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.

    Ya can’t make this stuff up!


  • Denise

    Well the don’t have a job anymore… sign em up for Unemployement! Bring our Men and Women back to our country and send those that don’t belong here back to theirs… wha la – plenty of jobs!

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