The recession has hit everyone hard. But Iraq and Afganistan Veterans have been hit especially hard. These vets face unemployment rates of 11.5% (June 2010), well above the national average.
However, there are resources for veterans and their families as well as companies interested in hiring veterans:
And if your company has a job available and is interested in hiring veterans. This website would be more than happy to post the position here as a service to those who served.
A program which some may be interested in is through the Job Corps. I wrote an article about it on my blog and you can find the information here.