Veterans are coming home to find themselves out of jobs. Here in the Texas Panhandle there are job resources available for veterans, and all they need to do is take advantage of them.
Marshall Green is a veterans employment representative for the panhandle work source. He says there are 225 veterans in the Texas Panhandle looking for jobs that pay.
"salaries in the military now are getting up to be where they are fairly substantial so the idea of somebody coming out of the military is going to go into a $8.50 job is a drastic pay cut for veteran."
Green says the "Work In Texas" program provides options.
"When employers post jobs on work in Texas it allows veterans only on the first day of posting. It gives veteran kind of a job or a little bit of a preference."
A new software called O-net takes things a step further. Green says it helps vets with little or no experience.