First lady Michelle Obama speaks at Micron Technology, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Manassas, Va., to announce new commitments to train and hire veterans, and military spouses. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at Micron Technology, Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Manassas, Va., to announce new commitments to train and hire veterans, and military spouses. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (The Associated Press)

Michelle Obama: Tech industry to train, hire 90,000 military vets, spouses over next 5 years

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Michelle Obama says the technology industry has committed to hiring or training 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years.

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The first lady also says the private sector has far exceeded her husband's goal of hiring 100,000 veterans and military spouses.

Less than four years after President Barack Obama issued the hiring challenge, Mrs. Obama says U.S. businesses have employed or trained more than 850,000 veterans and military spouses.

The first lady is marking the fourth anniversary of Joining Forces, her nationwide campaign to secure jobs and other support for military veterans and their families.

She made the announcement at Micron Technology, a Manassas, Virginia-based manufacturer of memory storage devices.

Micron Technology also trains and hires military veterans.