They've taken the ultimate risk to serve our country.
Now veterans are looking for jobs.
And one foundation is helping veterans move forward in life.
At the Hiring for Heroes job fair, vets and their spouses
can go see a group of employers all in one place.
"First time I've been to one of these and it's pretty
impressive," said Master Sergeant Martin Moore of the U.S. Army.
Master Sergeant Moore has been deployed four times.
He's looking to retire from the service soon, and said the
job fair, has been helpful.
"It's giving me an idea of how much further I've gotta
go before I can get retired as far as getting my resume together, what areas I
want to target, what my career goals are after the army," said Master
With more than 45 employers stuffed into the Brady Street
Armory, organizers said people like Master Sergeant Moore should have no
problem making some headway.
"We hope that today they make some great contacts and
they can follow up with them, and it can be the next step in their great career,"
said Shawna Young of Hiring Our Heroes.
The fair's good for employers too.
They said veterans have just the skill sets they're looking
"The way I look at it is, is the army has taken the
vets, and really their spouses, 'cause they're included too it's a team effort,
and they've trained them for us, in a corporate structure type of way,"
said Rich Burns of the Fluor Corporation.
And Master Sergeant Moore is living proof.
"Management skills working as a platoon sergeant always
helps build those interpersonal skills and stuff," said Master Sergeant
Since the program began in 2011, Hiring for Heroes has
helped provide jobs to more than 20 thousand veterans across the country.
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