“They are going to influence their vendors and their partners and everybody else they do business with,” he said.
In Lenox, Iraq veteran Carter is doing what he can to bridge the gap. He works part time at a pizza shop while he searches for a job as a supervisor or middle manager, positions he believes his leadership roles in the Marines prepared him to handle.
He worked with nonprofit group Hire Heroes USA to develop a new resume that helps explain his qualifications in laymen’s terms. He also is giving the Walmart veterans program a try.
“The day after I heard about that, I filled out the online application,” Carter said. “I haven’t heard anything from them yet, but it’s only been a few days.”
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