EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DIRECTV and U-verse customers can watch AT&T’s* original documentary “GI Jobs” on Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. PT on AUDIENCE [®] Network. “GI Jobs” documents the struggles and obstacles that veterans face to find a job after they separate from the military.
“GI Jobs” follows 5 veterans from different backgrounds and branches of the military (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines) as they try to make sense of the civilian job market and use different assistance agencies to help them determine where they fit in. The film also follows a grass-roots organization of motorcycle-riding vets known as “Vet Hunters” who offer assistance to homeless vets.
“AUDIENCE Network is proud to bring awareness to the hardships facing our veteran community with ‘GI Jobs,'” said Chris Long, senior vice president, AT&T Original Content and Production. “Eight out of 10 veterans face unemployment when they leave the service. Its our hope this documentary inspires and enlightens those more fortunate to help these men and women in need.”
“‘GI Jobs’ tells a story that needs to be told,” said Bart Peters, AT&T vice president of Development and Production. “The film paints a vivid, and detailed portrait of what vets are experiencing as they rejoin society – and try to find gainful employment.”
The documentary takes place in and around Los Angeles, home to more homeless and jobless veterans than any other major city in the country. Los Angeles is also coordinating its efforts through government, non-profit, and private institutions to help veterans and be a leading example for other communities to follow.
DIRECTV and U-verse customers can watch “GI Jobs” and the rest of AUDIENCE Network’s fall season line-up on U-verse Channel 1114 and DIRECTV Channel 239. They can also live stream it on the DIRECTV App and U-verse App for smartphones and tablets, directv.com and uverse.com**.