Skilled to Work: Careers for Heroes

A local company has created an initiative to help veterans find work.

Posted: Jun 10, 2019 6:13 PM
Updated: Jun 10, 2019 6:13 PM

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can be difficult for veterans...but a local company is working to change that. w-t-v-a's kayla thompson tells us about window world's new initiative called careers for heroes... in this week's skilled to work. standard." "you just walk on and you see construction going on you could just walk on and say i need a job." lawrence dillard is a veteran who served in the air force during desert storm and said finding a job now is much tougher for veterans than it used to be... "you can't do that anymore you have to go through temp agencies" business development director margaret collins says window world is aware of the problem and wanted to solve it... "we understand the sacrifice that they've given to serve our country and our citizens, and we want to give back the best way we can. "- margaret collins recently window world developed "careers for heroes" ...an iniative to help veterans like dillard find a job at window world... "it can be any field any branch, any job really and what's really cool about this project that we're releasing soon is that it will take your particular mos and the duties of your mos and tell us a way to use those specific features of your job to perform your new job at window world." stand up: employees say that learning to install a window for the first time is not too tough... (nats) on the job employees will install doors, windows, and other products...emplo yees also get to practice inside of the training room until they feel comfortable completing the task... dillard says working for a company like window world makes he and other veterans feel supported... "when you've got companies showing respect and the want to bring them in, teach them and help them grow in life. it's awesome. it's awesome." the company plans to officially kick off careers for heroes in the coming weeks... reporting in tupelo, kt wtva 9 news... interested veterans can apply at the stores in columbus and tupelo,,,or online... when we come back, w-t-v-a
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