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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Mar 15, 2018

"We thought that we could definitely have a crack at fixing that unemployment rate and underemployment rate. When we looked at the figures initially it scared us and alarmed us, and drove us further." This week on the Defence Connect Podcast, we chat with Tom Moore, co-founder and CEO of WithYouWithMe which is tackling the issue of unemployment and underemployment of Australia's veterans. A recent survey by WithYouWithMe presented damning figures, with the veteran unemployment rate sitting at 30.2 per cent, significantly above the national average of 5.5 per cent. Moore takes us through his story as a former Army officer, his experience in finding work after life in the forces, how WithYouWithMe came to be and what services they are offering to get veterans back into the workforce.