TAMPA, Fla. -- JDog Junk Removal is a fairly new company to Tampa. The firm moved to the area partly because of the surplus of military families. It now wants to hire 100 veterans to help expand its business.
While JDog prides itself on being founded by veterans, the company is also following the national trend of companies thriving because of vet-hiring.
Thanks to so many businesses being military-friendly, the veteran unemployment rate is near a record low. For example, T-Mobile just announced plans to hire 10,000 veterans.
It is not just a patriotic move, it is a smart business move.
"[Veterans’] work ethic is second to none,” says JDog boss Steve Devaux. “If we give our guys a task, they’re going to get it done at all cost.”
Gus Warpinski just served four years as a Marine. He heard horror stories about veterans struggling to get civilian jobs.
“My sergeant major joked that you better have a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C and Plan D, because your first four choices are probably going to fall through,” says Warpinski.
Things are changing for the better.
Gus got a call from from JDog the same day he put his resume on job search engine Indeed.com.
To learn more about JDog Junk Removal, visit the company's Facebook page.