Neb. post-9/11 veterans want easier path to jobs
Sgt. Jesse Meints, left, and Sgt. Jonathan Terry stand with the colors of the Ex-POW for the last time during the retirement ceremony. The Nebraska chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War retired their colors during a ceremony at the Governor's residence in Lincoln, Neb., on April 6, 2009.
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN, Neb. — National Guardsman Jonathan Terry faced a long stint of unemployment when he returned home from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spent more than a year searching for a job with comparable pay to what he earned as a soldier, but the best he could find paid him $10 per hour to be a bouncer at a bar.
Things got a little better when the 30-year-old landed a temporary job in January teaching leadership courses for the military in Lincoln, but that position could end soon due to federal budget cuts.
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