First Lady Michelle Obama visits Shreveport

Awaiting the First Lady's arrival at Kansas City Southern Railway company in North Shreveport.
Awaiting the First Lady's arrival at Kansas City Southern Railway company in North Shreveport.

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Michelle Obama has marked the one-year anniversary of her "Joining Forces" initiative with a visit to Shreveport-Bossier.

The First Lady spoke for less than 20 minutes at the Kansas City Southern Railway company in North Shreveport, announcing that the year-old initiative actually exceeded their goal of 50,000 job placements for veterans and military spouses in March, and that it has now helped in the hiring of 60,000.

KCS is one of the hiring employers.

In August 2011, President Barack Obama announced a series of policies to increase veterans' employment and asked the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden to lead an effort through Joining Forces to challenge the private sector to hire or train 100,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013.

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