POSTED: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 5:19pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 8:27am
HIDALGO COUNTY - A tough economy is making it difficult for many people to find a job, including former military service men and women.
News Center 23 Reporter Erin Murray tells us more about the opportunities for these veterans in the workforce.
Alex Figueroa served in the U.S. military in Kosovo in 2000. Today he is the Veterans Service Officer in Willacy County, but finding that job wasn't easy.
"It took me awhile to find something here, but i made contacts with people and talk to them, but the ones that helped me the most was the workforce," said Figueroa.
The Texas Workforce Commission is helping veterans through their "Hire a Hero" Program. It's a program that reminds employers of the valuable skills veterans have and why they should be hired.