CHICAGO – Perhaps it was a consequence of sequestration. 

Missing in action from this year's Society for Human Resource Management conference were a number of Department of Labor and Department of Defense representatives who have attended past SHRM meetings, people whose mission in recent years has come to include helping veterans transition into the workforce.

The topic was one of the centerpieces of the SHRM conference a couple of years ago. That wasn't the case this year, though the problems that many veterans struggle with – including health and emotional issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder – remain far from being resolved.   

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