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Today Great Falls employers got to learn a little bit more about the issue of unemployment in returning veterans. Employers from Great Falls met with the group known as the Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve to discuss ways to help lower the rate of unemployed military vets.

"So the idea is that we are able to support these people that are supporting our nation, we're able to support the employers and when folks finally do come back from the service they have great jobs and the employers welcome them back with open arms," says Senator Ed Buttrey.

The ESGR's mission is simple to help bridge the gap between service life and civilian life.

"What they do is their kind of a gap between our military full time job that we had and the conversion over to the civilian side," explains Chief Warrant Officer Curtis Sweet.

Sergeant Cody Reck is not a member of the program, however he knows that this program has helped many of his fellow returnee's.

"Kind of saves the hassle a little less stressful, it's a place to go hey I need help finding a job. and they have a lot more contacts, a lot more resources to utilize," says Sergeant Cody Reck.

Sergeant Reck says for veterans returning and don't know where to turn for job help this program does wonders.

"Extremely beneficial tool, gets you back on your feet when you are back from deployment. Sometimes it is difficult to get back into the work place. So your looking for someone to help you and there they are," says Reck.

For employers the seminar allows them to understand our military a little better and helps keep our military men and women employed.

" I think it guarantees their job back from us, we had a guy come back a couple years ago and he called us and says can I come back and I said when can you start," explained local Domino's General Manager, Tim Stele.

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