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Veterans get ready to enter the workforce at Ft. Harrison

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Veterans are getting special training they need to obtain jobs when they get back from service, and the Montana National Guard at Fort Harrison is helping them on the search. Joe Moeller has the details from Fort Harrison.

 "When we get back from deployment we are used to being active duty and having everything scheduled out for us, so we get kind of lost on what we are supposed to do when we get back when looking for jobs." says Kayla Ross, a participating veteran.

Fort Harrison in Helena hosted an employment workshop for the returning solders of the 4-95th C.C.S.B. from Kalispell who are either unemployed or underemployed.

"Job seeking skills, resume building skills, training that would otherwise help them get jobs in the areas they choose to live in in Montana." explains Major Crowe, the Public Affairs Officer.

These veterans who did not have employment plans in Montana, started this program before even departing from Afghanistan .

"Set up video teleconferences about 7 o'clock at night, we would get on the phone with these guys talk resumes, job agencies that we can go to, places to try and find employment. " says Michael Belick.

Not only does it help with resumes and job seeking training, but the creative part about this program is that it is set up to help these veterans take the skill that they learned while serving and applying them to potential career paths.

"Going over heroes to hire, its like an online web site,they basically take your military skills and they transition it, into jobs that might be in common with that." continued Belick.

This program helps these veterans build their portfolio, teaches them where to look for jobs, and how to ultimately get hired.

"So it helps to know you don't feel as lost on who to go to, where to go to, and what kind of things employers would look for." said Kayla Ross, also a participating veteran.

From Fort Harrison in Helena, Joe Moeller, ABC FOX Montana.

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