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Appeal to employers: Local veterans in need of work

By Stephanie Higgs
March 07. 2018 9:24PM

“Mark,” an honorably discharged U.S. Navy veteran, spent most of his military service as a food services manager.

He spent his post-service years working in office management, including supervising administrative staff, preparing files and documents, and providing customer service. He has worked primarily in Massachusetts government and property management industries.

With an associate degree in business, Mark is seeking meaningful employment that utilizes his background and experience in administrative support and office management.

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“John” is an honorably discharged U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who served for 10-plus years in Iraq, Africa and other locations.

He received specialized training in electro-optical ordnance repair and communication electronics, and spent six years of his service as an electronics operations manager, ensuring the proper care of electro-optical, cryptologic and communications equipment.

John has also overseen equipment maintenance while working at a paper mill and while working as a deep foundation rig superintendent, where his responsibilities included the installation of piles. He further has experience as an applications engineer, demonstrating and training sales staff on the use of products and diagnosing customer issues.

John is currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University, working toward a business administration degree with a project management focus.

This column is compiled by Stephanie Higgs of Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services, a recipient of a grant from the Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program. The grant provides support to homeless and at-risk veterans looking for work. Anyone who knows a veteran in need of work or other support can call Easterseals NH Military & Veterans Services at (603) 315-4354.

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