25 May '15, 2pm

Start-up helps veterans ease back into workforce

Start-up helps veterans ease back into workforce

For some 250,000 veterans returning to civilian life each year, the transition back to society and the workforce can be bumpy. The usual path is either to go to school or find full-time employment — all while struggling to rejoin a world that may not understand wartime experiences or recognize how valuable military skills translate to the workaday world. It’s something Steve Buchanan (below, right) knows all too well. After a nine-year stint as an Army infantry officer, including two deployments to Iraq as a strategic planner, the West Point grad found it hard to get a job when he left active duty in 2008. “It wasn’t only because of the downturned economy, but also maybe there was some bias,” he says. “There are perceptions that if you’ve been in combat you have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) , and that’s just not true.” His answer: ChooseVets , an online marketplac...

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