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Skill mismatch slows job search for some veterans

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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Every week, a group of largely unemployed military veterans meets at a Minnesota Workforce Center to practice job interviewing.

Many are in their 40s or older, seeking new jobs after losing one to the recession. For them, age isn't the only obstacle to overcome. Some still need to adjust to a civilian mindset, said David Wold, a veterans employment representative for the state Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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