The Place Where Veterans Found 64,000 Jobs

Jessica SarterBoeFly In The News

Carol Tice, of Forbes, reports that franchising is one bright spot in an otherwise bleak job outlook for unemployed veterans.

Most people probably think of fast-food restaurants when they think of franchising, but the industry is far more diverse than that. Many franchises involve getting out in the community or working outdoors, doing jobs from house painting to pet care to pest extermination and more. This is a mode of employment many vets find a more natural segue from service as opposed to working in an office behind a desk.

One piece of good news for veterans who aspire to buying a franchise — a new nonprofit launched today aims to help more veterans find the funding they need to get started as franchise owners. The Veterans Business Fund’s mission is to provide low-interest loans to veterans looking to open a business. The first loan has already been made, to Shilo Harris of San Antonio, Texas, who opened a WIN Home Inspection franchise.

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