Veterans face unique challenges trying to land first civilian job



As Gov. Eric Greitens calls for a bill that would legally protect companies giving military veterans preferential treatment in the hiring process, some in Springfield say that the transition from service to civilian can be daunting.
“I’d say that it’s pretty unique,” Department of Workforce Development supervisor Kelly Fender says. “They have those transferable skills, but they’re not always able to communicate those.”
Fender works in the Springfield Job Center building, and says that their workshop to teach veterans job search skills has gained popularity recently.
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