Real estate program looks to hire veterans

5:47 PM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- For combat troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, getting a job hasn't been easy. But now there's a chance for vets to tap into a new program that will bring up to 3,000 real estate jobs to Metro Atlanta.

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It's from Metro Brokers (Better Homes and Gardens), who will pay for all of the training and licensing for the vets to become real estate agents.

The company plans to bring up to 50 vets a month into the program. For the vets, who have faced a tough job market, it's an exciting opportunity. 

"They are going to make an investment in me. They are going to pay for everything. They are going to train me. They are going to take me through the certification process. They are going to give me a job," said Stephen Roberson, an Iraq veteran.

"I want to see the look in their eyes when they buy their first house and see if the look in their eyes in the same like I had in mine," said Lloyd Perryman, an Army veteran who served 2 tours in Iraq. 

"They kind of drive everything for you. it's a great program for somebody like myself trying to transition from the military life to the civilian world," added Jenei Young, an Air Force Security Force veteran.

"i think we're going to sell some houses. we are going to to make good money, get people back where they need to be--as families and let them enjoy life," said Dennis Hollimon, an Army vet with a Bronze Star and Purple Heart who served in Afghanistan.

The 11Alive Help Desk team has prepared a special veterans job resource page for you. 

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