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When transitioning to civilian life, one of the first things a veterans must do is find a job. While military service provides many critical skills that can translate well into civilian jobs, sometimes the transition itself and communicating those skills to a non-military hiring manager is a big challenge to overcome.
In June 1944, members of the U.S. Ninth Air Force returned from supporting the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France. A stunning 49.7 percent of World War II vets went on to own or operate a business, Some 40 percent of Korean War veterans did the same. So far, only 4.5% of the more than 3.6 million people who have served in the U.S. military since September 11, 2001, have launched a company.
Many returning service members worry about choosing a civilian career they'll like — and that will give them the quality of life they deserve. The skilled trades offer a work environment that many veterans like, along with steady, reliable pay.
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