Jobs for soldiers

Military families learn about job options at Fort Bragg.

August 29, 2012 10:26:18 AM PDT
For many soldiers, one of the scariest parts of transitioning from military to civilian life is finding a job.

Tuesday, representatives from dozens of the country's largest private companies came to help at Fort Bragg with interviews for soldiers and their family members.

Unlike some other events where resumes and company information is exchanged, Tuesday's event was about actual interviews for some 150 soldiers and spouses of active duty service members.

Some actually walked away with jobs.

"We connected a person that's been out of work for six months and looking for a job. Very frustrated, he hadn't found anything. We lined him up with two companies - two interviews that seemed to fit his background and his skills. He's been in this morning to interview with both companies. He left here with two job offers," explained Scott Coleman with Futures Inc.

Futures Inc and Cisco Systems playing a big part in the event by providing a video conferencing station so some companies could do interviews face-to-face over the internet.

The Army says more event like Tuesday's are planned for the future.

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