There are approximately 1.4 million active duty troops in the United States Armed Forces. This past September, 33,000 troops were withdrawn from Afghanistan. President Obama plans to bring home the remaining 68,000 troops stationed there at the end of 2013.
When military personnel return home, some continue to serve, but many are discharged and return to civilian life and the search for employment.
Veterans are responsible, organized, and possess strong work ethics. The Small Business Administration found that veterans are 45 percent more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans, and that slightly more than half of veterans are self-employed.
Click through this photo gallery for nine companies that employ a large number of former military personnel and have great programs to help make the switch from enlisted to employed.
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