Tennessee's focus on helping veterans find jobs is getting a national push.
Tennessee became only the third state to join the "All Star Vet States" initiative.
The US Chamber of Commerce's "Hiring Our Heroes" started the program. It highlights job opportunities, services, and support available to veterans, current service members, and military spouses within a state.
The average unemployment rate for Tennessee veterans in 2013 was 6.9%.
The pilot partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hiring Our Heroes initiative includes a web-portal which helps veterans and service members all over the country quickly access Volunteer State resources. It's located at http://www.allvetstates.com/state/tennessee.