Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Score Two Wins for Veterans
Board Decision Makes it Clear: Hire The Vet
November 7, 2006
A federal board has reaffirmed the government's obligation to show a preference for military veterans in hiring, even when federal agencies use a special program designed to quickly fill jobs with applicants who have a high grade-point average.
Vets Get Help Starting Their Own Businesses
November 8, 2006
Veterans in need of a job after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are getting offers of help for an alternative: setting up their own small businesses.
More than 200 companies nationally are providing benefits, discounted fees or special financing to help honorably discharged U.S. military veterans purchase franchises and receive training to operate their own businesses.
Franchise companies that deal with everything from pizzas to plumbing say veterans already have many of the skills needed to become successful entrepreneurs, including self-discipline and an ability to closely follow a business plan.
"They make wonderful franchisees," says Dina Dwyer-Owens, president and CEO of the Dwyer Group, a Texas company that operates seven franchise brands providing home, auto and commercial services.
posted by El Capitan at 9:05 AM