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Veterans Find Employment In Business Ownership

Veteran student, Fort Bragg
Fayetteville Tech Community College
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One of the most pressing concerns for armed services members returning home is employment.

The transition to the civilian workforce can be daunting for veterans. Some opt to form their own businesses and use the skills obtained in the military for entrepreneurial endeavors. Host Frank Stasio talks with two veteran business owners: Matt Victoriano served in the Marine Corps and now owns Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits in Durham; Jason Brockus is an Army veteran and owner of Simply Better Seafood and Simply Better Thai in Fayetteville.

Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.